Ceremony honors graduates of Veterans Treatment Court

State Supreme Court Justice Joan L. Larsen is scheduled to attend today’s ceremony honoring nine graduates of the Veterans Treatment Court operated by 17th District Court in Wayne County.

The Veterans Treatment Court has been in operation since 2011 and dozens of veterans have participated in the program.

In recognition of May being National Military Appreciation Month, the state’s highest court is helping to spotlight this program, which assists former servicemen and women who come into contact with the criminal justice system by providing alternative rehabilitation.

Participants engage in regular drug and alcohol testing, counseling, and mentorship programs under the strict supervision of the court.

Problem-solving courts focus on nonviolent offenders whose underlying medical and social problems have contributed to recurring contacts with the criminal justice system.