Day one of Vet-Court Con
This guest post is from DDA Eric Marvin, who is in Washington, D.C. this week for Vet Court Con 2013, a conference that supports the implementation and promotes the success of veteran treatment courts (VTCs).
*VTCs have gained national prominence as the most innovative solution for vets entering the criminal justice system. Vet Court Con 2013 will return its 1,000+ attendees better equipped to work with justice involved vets and effectively operate VTCs. This morning, the conference opened with impassioned speeches from General Barry McCaffrey, General Eric Shinseki and Hon. Robert Russell. Judge Russell implemented the nation's first VTC in 2008 in Buffalo, NY; his court experiences a 1% recidivism rate, an incredible success by any metric.