Veterans treatment courts: What they are, how they work, and what they mean for veterans

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Guests: Melissa Fitzgerald, Eric Miller, and Judge William Witham

In this hour of Radio Times, guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan takes a look at the growing number of veterans treatment courts across the US with ERIC MILLER, a law professor at Loyola Law School, MELISSA FITZGERALD, senior director of Justice for Vets, and JUDGE WILLIAM WITHAM, Kent County, Delaware Resident Judge and the county’s Veterans Court Judge. These courts are geared toward veterans who find themselves in the criminal justice system and offer many veterans an alternative to time in prison. We’ll discuss what they are, how they work, concerns about them, and what they mean for veterans. Then we’ll hear from Judge Witham about the court he presides over in Delaware.

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