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Veterans’ Court Team Honored with Two Awards

Criminal Court Director Louis Tomeo among group honored for Veterans’ Court project

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 28, 2013) - When Veterans’ Court launched in the 15th Judicial Circuit, the goal was to help get veterans the help they need to address the issues that may have led to the criminal activity that brought them into the legal system.

Now, nearly three years later and with approximately 800 cases heard, the Veterans’ Court team - which includes Criminal Courts Director Louis Tomeo from the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County - is being honored for their efforts.

“The Veterans’ Court team deserves recognition for the important work they’re doing on behalf of those who served our country,” said Clerk Sharon Bock. “I congratulate Louis Tomeo and everyone on the Veterans Court team for these honors.”

The Veterans’ Court team was honored with a distinguished service award from the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency on May 15, during its annual awards luncheon in West Palm Beach. The team also will be recognized with the State of Florida’s 2013 Davis Productivity Award on Wednesday, June 19 in Coral Gables.

Veterans’ Court was launched in November 2010 and is presided over by Judge Ted Booras, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. It was one of the first Veterans’ Courts in Florida, and among the first in the nation.

The Clerk & Comptroller’s office provides courtroom support to the judges, and helped in the successful creation of Veterans’ Court.

For more information about the Clerk’s office, please visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com or
call (561) 355-2996.

 

The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents.  In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.

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