We are appreciative of the service of our veterans. Unfortunately, after
returning home from service, many veterans face social and legal challenges,
which could lead to criminal charges. Ingham County has created a specialized
court that addresses legal issues facing veterans.
The Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court is a problem-solving
court for veterans that was established in 2010. As a problem-solving
court, the Veterans’ Treatment Court takes into consideration each
individual veteran’s unique needs in order to focus on sobriety,
recovery, and stability. In addition, each member of the program is partnered
with a mentor. Ideally, each participant is matched with a mentor who
has served in the same branch of military and has experienced similar
struggles. This mentor serves as a coach, facilitator, advisor, advocate,
and supporter for each individual participant.
In order to tackle the many obstacles that these veterans face, this specialized
court offers additional services to veterans. The court does this by attempting
to identify the underlying issues of why the crime occurred in the first
place and then assisting the veteran in overcoming those issues. The court
assists veterans in securing housing, meals, physical health care, substance
abuse treatment, mental health counseling, and job placement and training
assistance. As a result of this program’s personalized aspects,
the Veterans’ Treatment Court has a high success rate of rehabilitation
and reintegration into the community.
To be eligible for Veterans’ Treatment Court, a few requirements
must be met. First, the individual must be a veteran of the US military.
Second, the veteran must be facing criminal charges in Ingham County.
If the veteran is a resident of Ingham County, but is facing criminal
charges elsewhere, the veteran may still be eligible for this program.
Lastly, the veteran must be suffering from substance abuse or mental illness.
White Law PLLC is thankful for the men and woman who have served our country.
As a veteran-owned firm, we understand the sacrifices that are made by
our service members. If you are a veteran, or you know of a veteran that
may qualify for the Ingham County Veteran’s Treatment Court, please
do not hesitate to
contact one of our experienced attorneys at: 517-316-1195.
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We Exceed Client Expectations.