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Friday, October 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Marion County Receives Grant to Open Veteran’s Court"

Will Healey has the story at Indiana Public Media. Some quotes:

Marion County has received a grant from the Department of Justice to set up a veteran’s court to work with veterans who commit minor crimes.

The 3-year grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance will establish a court that is more focused on intervention than punishment.

Marion Superior Court Judge David Certo has been working with Indiana’s Department of Veterans Affairs to identify veterans that commit low-level criminal offenses and work to get them treatment. * * *

Certo said other veteran’s courts, like those in Floyd, Porter, and Allen counties have proven successful. * * *

Certo said he hopes to formally establish the court in January 2015.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 17, 2014 04:14 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts