As reported by Joshua Rhett Miller in the November 9, 2012 edition of Fox News, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established its own Veterans Diversion Program. The Program is designed for military veterans who are charged with minor criminal offenses, including disorderly conduct, public intoxication and other violations. The program is structured to help veterans with any mental health issues, such as PTSD and identify any other potential problems affecting the veterans.
Rhode Island has had a similar program in place since 2011. The Chief of the District Court, Judge Jeanne LaFazia, established a Veterans Diversion Program in 2011. The program was originally limited to the 3rd Division District Court in Kent County but has since expanded to include all District Courts. The program is designed to help both active military and veterans who are charged with misdemeanor crimes. The program entails counseling and group therapy sessions with other veterans and a period of follow-ups to ensure the veterans do not re-offend.
The goal of the program is to help veterans and active military members reintegrate into society and address any issues resulting from their military service including trauma, PTSD, and other mental health issues.
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