Homeless Court Pilot Program

homelesscourtOn September 23rd, Chief Justice Jean H. Toal created a pilot Homeless Court in Columbia, S.C.  in response to a petition from the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission.  Citing S.C. Const. art. V, section 4 as her authority, Justice Toal appointed The Honorable Dana D. Turner to preside over the Court.  The Court will have jurisdiction over “…minor criminal offenses properly filed and subject to jurisdiction and venue in the City of Columbia Municipal Court, or properly transferred to the City pursuant to §15-7-100 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.”  If a participant successfully completes the Homeless Court program, the Municipal Court will be notified.  If the participant fails to complete the program or withdraws, the charges will be referred back to the Municipal Court for disposition.

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Associate Professor of Law Charleston School of Law 385 Meeting St., Suite 322B Charleston, S.C. 29403 843.377.2144
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