Shelby Co. Launches Veterans' Court

A newly established veterans' court in Shelby County will help veterans navigate the criminal justice system if they find themselves facing charges, says county mayor Mark Luttrell. According to the Commercial Appeal, the court will provide a comprehensive approach that coordinates criminal justice processes with services from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Only non-violent defendants will be referred the program, which the county will spend $60,000 a year to support. Shelby County officials will discuss the new court and how it will work at a session tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the Division 7 General Sessions Courtroom, located at 201 Poplar.