veterans court

Treatment Court Offers Second Chance for Veterans

Nov 13, 2017
Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Illinois Circuit Courts will be required to have a special treatment court for veterans, starting next year. The initiative aims to reduce recidivism among soldiers who are struggling with mental health and addiction. The tenth circuit court in Peoria already offers a veteran’s treatment court and is awaiting certification to meet the Jan. 1st deadline.

Don Heupel / AP Photo

CHICAGO (AP) - A law passed last year requires every judicial circuit in Illinois to have a veterans treatment court starting Jan. 1.