Special court for troubled veterans proposed for Van Buren, Allegan, Barry Counties

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Thu September 26, 2013

Special court for troubled veterans proposed for Van Buren, Allegan, Barry Counties

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Veterans court would be similar to drug courts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
According to Baillargeon, some veterans are not committing crimes due to simple criminality but because of problems resulting from their military service, such as post traumatic stress syndrome and substance abuse. "We'll try to grab ahold of some of these nonviolent felony and misdemeanor cases and try to put them in a program that will really follow them," Baillargeon said.