Murfreesboro Veterans Court Leaders Speak About Program

The Daily News Journal profiles Murfreesboro’s Veterans Court, which opened in November under the guidance of Tray King, Veteran Court coordinator, and General Sessions Judge Ben Hall McFarlin, who is a veteran. The men answer questions about eligibility, the cost of the program and the importance of the court to the public and within the court system.

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Veterans Treatment Court Made Possible by Volunteers

Volunteer attorneys, probation officers and others are making it possible for veterans to participate in the newly formed General Sessions Veteran’s Treatment Court in Williamson County. VTC is a one to two-year program for non-violent felony and misdemeanor offenses, the Williamson Herald reports. The court is paid for by criminal court fees and through benefits veterans have earned from their military service. "This program can work in any county because it doesn’t rely on money, it relies on time,” Judge Tom Taylor said.

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