New Court in Memphis Helps Veterans in Trouble

The new Veterans' Court in Memphis was created to help returning veterans in legal trouble. Since Anchorage, Alaska, established the first Veterans’ Court in 2004, approximately 120 courts across the country have diverted vets’ cases to the special court, addressing offenders' underlying mental or emotional problems, and getting many cases expunged. While those charged with serious violent crimes are not eligible, the court commonly addresses cases related to drug abuse, mental issues, and domestic violence.