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Gosselin named inaugural recipient of mental health award

By Lauren Hunter Multimedia Journalist
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Chief Judge Kathlene Gosselin with the Northeastern Judicial Circuit has been named the inaugural recipient of the Judge Stephen S. Goss Mental Health Award.

According to a press release from the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, Gosselin was presented the award by Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court this week during the Council of Accountability Court Judges of Georgia Annual Training Conference. 

Gosselin is recognized for starting the first Mental Health Court in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. She also helped to establish the Treatment Services program, which has grown to oversee nine accountability courts, a drug lab and Substance Abuse Services.

“Judge Gosselin has impacted hundreds of lives throughout her career,” said Treatment Services Director Jessi Emmett. “Her guidance, wisdom, and kind spirit are inspiring.”

The award was created by the CACJ to honor the memory of former Doughtery County and Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen S. Goss. Goss passed away in 2019 after many years of service to treatment courts statewide.

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