Henderson Municipal Court Announces Veterans Treatment Court Graduation
Special Presentation by Tuskagee Airman David Toliver, Sr.
October 22, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHY BLAHA, (702) 267-2052
WHAT: Veterans Court Graduation
WHEN: Thursday, October 24
WHERE: Henderson Municipal Court, Department 1
243 Water St.
Chief Judge Mark Stevens and the Henderson Municipal Court announce that eight defendants will graduate from Veterans Treatment Court, the most in any single ceremony since the program’s inception in June 2011. The graduation ceremony will include special remarks by David Toliver, Sr., who will be speaking about his military experience as a Tuskegee Airman (Red-Tails).
Veterans Treatment Court is an alternative sentencing program adopted by Judge Stevens for military veterans charged with misdemeanor crimes while struggling to readjust to civilian life. As a military veteran, Judge Stevens wanted to assist his fellow veterans who needed a little help to get back on track. Most participants are first-time offenders of misdemeanor crimes and have issues related to their service.
Veterans Court focuses on the underlying issues and provides veterans access to resources that enable successful compliance with the court’s orders. Graduates must successfully complete the program depending on their treatment needs, court-ordered counseling, Veterans Affairs recommended counseling such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling, mental health counseling, as well as drug or alcohol addiction counseling.
The veteran may also be required to submit to random drug and alcohol testing, be subject to ongoing monitoring of any possible additional criminal activity, and participate in community service and work program under the supervision of the city of Henderson Alternative Sentencing department.
For additional information on the Veterans Court program, please visit cityofhenderson.com/municipal court. For information on partnering with the Veterans Treatment Court program, please contact Luanne Montoya at (702) 267-3350.
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