Veterans Track Within Court System Provides Needed Assistance - Carly S. Everett

Articles & Publications

October 12, 2012

Reprinted with permission from the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, all rights reserved.

In "Veterans Track Within Court System Provides Needed Assistance," Ms. Everett evaluates the need for a veterans track in the Domestic Violence Court. Currently, the veterans treatment courts in Illinois do not allow veterans convicted of domestic violence to participate, thus precluding a significant number of veterans from receiving much-needed services to treat mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries. Cook County is in the process of obtaining grant funding to address this problem by implementing a veterans track in its Domestic Violence Court in Chicago. The Court's services will likely parallel those in the state's veterans treatment courts.

Ms. Everett's article is derived from her Master's Capstone. She completed her M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in May 2012.

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