Veterans Treatment Court Aims to Help Struggling Vets
Excerpt: Experts gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center on Monday to start training for a new intervention program: veterans court. The county's director of veterans' services, Milton Schoen, hopes the new court program stops the downward spiral that trapped many vets after Vietnam.
"I've seen people that 25 years after that war -- 25 jobs, three or four marriages, five or six DWIs -- their life has been like a nightmare and that's what we want to prevent," he explained.
Now, as half a million Minnesota veterans readjust to life after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, a special court will open for those veterans charged with a crime.