Toledo, OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2016
What: The Toledo Municipal Court presided by Judge William Connelly will award two Veterans their graduation from Veterans Treatment Court – the first graduation since the Court began in January, 2015.
When: Friday, January 22, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.
Who: VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System staff, Veterans, Stakeholders, Community Members
Ohio Municipal Court Building, Courtroom No. 8, 3rd floor
555 North Erie Street,
Toledo, Ohio, 43604
About the Veterans Justice Outreach Program: The first Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) was established in 2008 in Buffalo, NY, and has since spread across the nation. These courts were developed to respond to the unique needs of Veterans with problems that arise as a result of their service, such as mental illness or substance abuse that has led to criminal behavior. The VTC is a hybrid between a drug court and a mental health court. It uses a treatment problem solving model rather than a traditional court model to assist Veterans whose problems can be clearly traced to their military service. Ohio, whose population of Veterans is 6th among the 50 states, now uses VTCs to help deserving Veteran who have become criminal defendants.
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Public Affairs Office (006)
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Please contact the following VA representative for media requests:
Isaac J Grove, VAAAHS Public Affairs Specialist, (734) 222-6145