New Treatment Court to Focus on Veterans
For some soldiers, the transition from a war zone to civilian life can be difficult. And, experts say some veterans need help dealing with what they went through.
"Some of the combat experiences -- for example, when they're exposed to constant explosions, being shot at, the fear of their lives,” said Clif Sorenson, Veterans’ Service Officer for Eau Claire County.
Sorenson says the new treatment court could help vets overcome the mental scars of war – like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
"I think this Veterans Treatment Court is something, almost like a last chance or an extra chance for the veteran to come out positively,” Sorenson said. "I feel that since our vets have put their lives on the line, it's up to all of us to make sure that service is looked at in the proper perspective."