Commissioner Shiprack Leads Effort for a Veterans Court in Multnomah County

Friday, 8/24/12 - 11:01 am

 

Recently, the Oregonian ran a story about Veterans Courts in Oregon and across the country. These specialized courts serve veterans involved with the justice system who will benefit from receiving services from the Veterans Administration.   These courts direct veterans into effective and appropriate VA funded treatment programs which allows the County to make available additional treatment opportunities.

Commissioner Shiprack is advocating to bring a Veterans' Court to Multnomah County and is working with the county's partners such as the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Multnomah County Courts, the Metropolitan Public Defenders Services and Veteran Advocacy Organizations.

Please read the Oregonian article here: http://blog.oregonlive.com/oregonatwar/2012/08/veterans_in_the_justice_system.html