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Thanks to local funding, the DeKalb County Veterans Treatment Court (DCVTC) will be up and running by the end of this month.
The DCVTC was made possible by funding from the Council of Accountability Court Judges (CACJ) and the DeKalb County Superior Court. CACJ donated a $116,946 grant, and the Superior Court contributed with a $12,994 grant.
This new court provides veterans in the criminal justice system with an alternative judicial process.
Those who have committed a felony in which the origin of the crime stemmed from “a substance use and/or a co-occurring disorder,” will complete “a two-year judicially supervised treatment program.” The program includes services such as a mentorship program, room and board, and a weekly appointment with Superior Court Judge J. P. Boulee.
As the founder of DCVTC, Judge Boulee stated in a DeKalb County Superior Court press release that he “is hopeful that the Court will work as intended: to help give those who have bravely served us all a second chance at leading healthy, productive lives.”