Volusia resolution opposes state on changing pretrial services program

DELAND — This area’s top prosecutor, public defender, chief judge and sheriff all agree on at least one thing: The local pretrial services program works.

“There’s no reason to change it,” Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson told the County Council on Thursday, speaking in support of Councilwoman Joie Alexander’s resolution to oppose any state changes to the program. “This is a local issue, that’s where it belongs, that’s where it needs to stay, and the Florida Sheriffs Association stands behind you.”

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