The Muskingum County Juvenile Court is making some upgrades.
The truancy court program received a $6,798 grant from the Ohio Department of Youth Services to update its computer system. Court constable, Brady Hittle, said the money will go toward new laptops for the program coordinator and probation department, as well as printers and desktops.
Juvenile and Probate Court Judge, Eric Martin, started the truancy program when he took office in 2014.
“It’s a program where we actually go to the schools and conduct our court, the judge and I go there, we conduct the court at the schools, we have immediate access to school records, we have immediate access to students, they come directly out of class, they go directly back to class,” Hittle said.
With the program expanding, Hittle said the updates are necessary.