The Veterans Court will assist those who have faced challenges in addressing combat-related trauma, and as a result, have entered the criminal justice system for low-level offenses. Approximately 1.7 million American troops have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and one in five has returned with a mental health issue, the Department of Defense has estimated. Approximately half of those affected have sought help, and about half of them have received suitable care. War-related illnesses can contribute to escalated suicide attempts, arrests, incarceration, divorce, domestic violence, homelessness and despair. The court’s specialized treatment program will meet the particular needs of these veterans.
Let’s honor our military,
The men and women who serve,
Whose dedication to our country
Does not falter, halt or swerve.
Let’s respect them for their courage;
They’re ready to do what’s right
To keep America safe,
So we can sleep better at night.
Let’s support and defend our soldiers,
Whose hardships are brutal and cruel,
Whose discipline we can’t imagine,
Who follow each order and rule.
Here’s to those who choose to be warriors
And their helpers good and true;
They’re fighting for American values;
They’re fighting for me and you.
By Joanna Fuchs
Therapeutic Specialty Courts
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You can purchase tickets to the concert here. http://clarkcountyvetscourtboard.org/events.html
I met a lady today selling tickets to this event and wanted to share the information with you so that together we can help more Veterans.