Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program to Expand

As reported in the May 31, 2012 edition of the Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, the Rhode Island Veterans Diversion Program is expanding. The Program is currently based at the 3rd Division District Court in the Kent County Courthouse and will expand to the 6th Division District Court in Providence in the fall. Since the Veterans Diversion Program's inception, approximately seventy-five (75) people have been accepted. Massachusetts also has started its own veterans program at the Norfolk County Veterans Treatment Court.

Under the leadership of Chief Judge LaFazia, the District Court established a Veterans Diversion Program in April of 2011. This new program is designed to help veterans who are arrested for criminal misdemeanors. The purpose of the program is to help veterans address the underlying issues, such as trauma, PTSD and other mental health problems, which caused them to commit crimes. As an alternative to prosecution, the program includes group therapy and counseling as a means to help veterans resolve such issues and successfully reintegrate into society.

Attorney Humphrey has successfully defended veterans and enlisted military members throughout his career and he is experienced and knowledgeable about this new Veterans Diversion Program.

If you or a family member are a veteran or a currently serving in the Armed Forces and has been charged with drunk driving (DUI), refusal to submit to a chemical test, or other alcohol offenses, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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