Congratulations are in order (yet again) for 228th District Court Judge Marc Carter, who has been named the recipient of the 2018 Jesse Brown Distinguished Leadership Award by the NAACP Veterans Task Force. The Award is awarded to an American who works diligently to ensure that all veterans are provided the benefits and service they have earned through the honorable service to their country.
As noted in the Harris County District Courts' press release, Judge Carter voluntarily presides over the first Veterans Treatment Court Program established in the State of Texas. It was created for veterans in need of mental health and drug treatment by diverting veterans with felony and misdemeanor offenses directly into treatment courts, reducing jail time costs and recidivism. He has run the Veterans Court since its creation in 2009.
For those of us who have the opportunity to practice in front of Judge Carter, the award comes as no surprise. He consistently proves himself to be one of the most compassionate and fair judges in the Harris County criminal courts. In 2016, he was awarded the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence. In short, he's an amazing judge and human being.
The Award will be presented to Judge Carter on July 17, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.
Congratulations, Judge Carter on this well-deserved honor!