National Experts Highlight NIC Broadcast
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance For Vets Who Have Lost Their Way
Justice For Vets was honored to participate in a National Institute of Corrections (NIC) broadcast “Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance For Vets Who Have Lost Their Way” which aired live online on August 26 to an audience of thousands. The program focused on justice-involved veterans and the life-saving role played by Veterans Treatment Court. Divided into 5 segments, the program gave a thorough overview of Veterans Treatment Courts, from their inception in 2008, through their implementation today. Experts in the field lent their passion and skill to the three hour program. Participants included Judge Robert Russell, founder of the first Veterans Treatment Court; Nick Stefanovic, Veterans Treatment Court Graduate; Sean Clarke, Director of the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Veterans Justice Outreach Program; and Melissa Fitzgerald, Senior Director of Justice For Vets. “This broadcast illustrates the reasons why these courts are spreading far and wide across the United States and saving so many worthy lives,” said NIC Program Manager Greg Crawford. “Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance For Vets Who Have Lost Their Way” has just been posted online and is currently ranked no. 2 of over 2,600 broadcasts available for viewing on NIC’s online library. Justice For Vets encourages anyone interested in learning more about Veterans Treatment Courts, starting or currently operating a Veterans Treatment Court Program, or working with justice-involved veterans to take advantage of this outstanding resource.
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