Veterans’ courts flourish despite legislative setbacks

A recent ceremony at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Waynesville highlighted the growing support for a new form of justice designed to assist current and former servicemembers — the establishment of the state’s sixth veterans’ court.

“Members of the community and local attorneys pushed for the court,” explained Colin Long, a judge with the 25th Judicial Circuit.

“We noticed many of our veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq suffering from post-traumatic stress, and thought it would be great to provide them with the treatment necessary to help them overcome these issues,” Long added.

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