Local Connection: Veterans Court

Local Connection: Veterans Court

By: Rick Blangiardi

Applause goes to all those who have worked hard to create a veterans court in Hawaii.

This was an effort years in the making and it is finally coming to fruition, thanks to our judiciary.

Hundreds of men and women are coming home after a decade of war and they need help.

If they get in trouble with the law, it is possible that their cases can end up in the new veteran's treatment court, where they can get help for their special needs caused by the trauma of battle.

One in four of our returning troops are suffering from a mental health condition related to their service. One of nine incarcerated nationally is a veteran.

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