Memphis Veterans’ Court Sees First Graduates

Half a dozen military veterans “completed a most difficult tour of duty recently as the first graduates of the Shelby County Veterans Court,” WDEF News 12 reports. The program allows veterans to have their criminal cases set aside while they participate in an intensive regiment that includes counseling, group meetings, alcohol and drug screens, anger management sessions and other support programs. At the conclusion of the process, successful graduates receive expungement orders erasing their offenses from the public record. The court holds session every Wednesday. Another 42 veterans are participating in the program.