Michigan leads the nation in number of special courts for vets

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Many war veterans have a hard time adjusting when they return to civilian life.

It can be hard to find employment, many struggle with disabilities and some even suffer from Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, among other things.

As a result, the state created special treatment courts for vets who’ve been charged with non-violent crimes.

On Monday, the Western Michigan Cooley Law School along with officials from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency and the Michigan Supreme Court will introduce a manual to help those working in Veteran Treatment Courts better assist those vets.

Also known as VTC’s, the courts address the special circumstances of veterans facing charges.

Michigan leads the nation with 22 of these courts.

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