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Monday, November 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - Growth of veterans courts in Indiana

Judge Maria Granger, Floyd County Superior Court 3, presides over the Veterans Court of Southern Indiana, and wrote this story on veterans courts for the Louisville Courier-Journal. A quote:

In 2010, Veterans Courts did not exist anywhere in Indiana or Kentucky. Floyd County certified the first Veterans Court in Indiana to allow access to court recovery programs for troubled vets. The program saves taxpayers thousands of dollars in incarceration costs. The program places no financial burden on taxpayers. Veterans Court is an alternative and tough approach to justice based on teamwork, honesty, accountability, reducing crime and restoring lives as guaranteed by our Constitution. The Veterans Court movement began in Indiana in 2011, fueled by the patriotic spirit of Hoosiers. Now in 2014, there are 14 of these courts serving Indiana communities and several others are in the pre-planning stages.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 17, 2014 10:02 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts