An organization that helps expedite the movement of abused and neglected juveniles through the court system in Madison, Monroe and St. Clair counties will receive some financial assistance from the Madison County Board starting next month after receiving the full support of the board at last night’s meeting. Board members unanimously approved a measure establishing a $10 fee that will be assessed and collected against a defendant on a judgment of guilty or a grant of supervision for a felony, a Class A, Class B, or Class C misdemeanor, a petty offense, and for business offenses in which a court appearance is required.

However, Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan says there is one instance in which the fee will not be assessed

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Dunstan says the money collected will be placed into a fund that will be used to create grants to support the activities and services of the Court appointed Special Advocates within Madison County. The measure goes into effect on February 3rd.

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