RACINE (WKOW) – Some military veterans facing criminal charges in Wisconsin could be tried in a new court geared specifically toward veterans.
The Veterans Treatment Court is designed to hold veterans accountable while offering opportunities for help, including substance-abuse and mental health treatment. It will also introduce veterans to federal benefits and services they might not have known about.
Court administrators are reaching out to prosecutors in Kenosha, Walworth and Racine counties to identify defendants who might be eligible. A Journal Times of Racine report says the first session will be Nov. 14 in Racine.
To qualify, veterans must have a diagnosable mental health condition or an issue with drug or alcohol abuse.
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