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Veterans Treatment Court helps vets in need

Veterans Treatment Court takes veterans who have found themselves in legal trouble because of their mental health disorders or addictions and diverts them into programs to get them the treatment they need.

Posted: Feb 22, 2019 5:31 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2019 11:13 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Lane County residents met at the Veterans Memorial Association in Eugene on Friday to learn about Veterans Treatment Court, a program that helps vets in need.

The specialty court takes veterans who have found themselves in legal trouble because of their mental health disorders or addictions and diverts them into programs to get them the treatment they need.

Oregon Sen. James Manning hosted the event, inviting the public to learn about mentoring veterans and how the community can support veterans in the treatment court program.

The program requires court appearances, mandatory treatment sessions and frequent testing for drug and alcohol usage.

Supporters of the treatment court told KEZI 9 News it's done a lot of good for a lot of people.

"You get out of it what you put into it," said Broadus Gresham, a veterans case manager with Sponsors. "And that's what this program is about: Helping veterans change their life, quality of life, and reduce recidivism." 

You can learn more about the Veterans Treatment Court through the Justice for Vets website.

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