Arlington County Sheriff's Office Announces New Behavioral Healt

Published on July 30, 2020

Arlington, VA — On July 20, 2020, the Arlington County Sheriff's Office welcomed Diana Fetterer to the Pretrial Section, where she will begin her new role as a member of the newly established Behavioral Health Docket Team.

"We are excited to welcome Diana to our Pretrial Section" said Sheriff Beth Arthur. "Her experience working with individuals with serious mental illness and extensive knowledge of the Courts system and processes will provide a strong foundation to support the establishment of the Behavioral Health Docket in Arlington County."

Ms. Fetterer comes to the Arlington County Sheriff's Office with five years' experience working for Blue Ridge Court Services in Staunton, Va., as the Coordinator for the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Therapeutic Docket. During her time with Blue Ridge Court Services, she successfully graduated 34 participants from the Behavioral Health Docket. Ms. Fetterer also carried a caseload of pretrial clients diagnosed with serious mental illness.

Ms. Fetterer holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Christopher Newport University and a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology from Marymount University. While pursuing her degree from Marymount, she interned with the Loudoun County Public Defender's Office, shadowing their Mitigation Specialist. "I look forward to returning to the Northern Virginia area where I was born and raised to assist with the management of the new Behavioral Health Docket in Arlington County" said Ms. Fetterer.

As a member of the Arlington County Behavioral Health Docket Team, Ms. Fetterer will assist with identifying and supervising participants for this new specialty docket. In addition, she will manage cases for the participants of the Post Magistrate Booking Project, Bond Diversion Program and the Court-Based Diversion Program.

The Behavioral Health Docket is scheduled to start in September 2020.
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