Treatment court for military veterans set to debut in Brooke County
A court for military veterans and active service members is set to debut in Brooke County, West Virginia.
State Supreme Court justices are scheduled to be on hand Wednesday
in Wellsburg to launch the program.
The court was part of a bill introduced during this year's legislative session. A Supreme Court statement said the court will be part of existing drug-court programs.
Qualifying participants have to be charged with criminal offenses related to their military service, such as addiction or other mental-health disorders. Treatments will be tailored to participants' needs.
Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke County, who's also an attorney and a former assistant prosecutor, said the court will offer rehabilitation instead of incarceration.
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