A $12,000 grant has been awarded by the state to continue a Madison County court program for military veterans who have committed non-violent crimes.
The state says while the program may not waive punishment, it recognizes the crimes may have been committed in part as a result of PTSD or mental illness brought on by experiences during military service.
Instead of serving time in jail, veterans may instead receive drug counseling, mental health treatment or follow-up monitoring to prevent recurring offenses.
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- Grants awarded for north Alabama weatherization
- Madison County Democratic Women hosting annual scholarship awards dinner
- Madison County Schools announce recipients of this year's Excel Awards
- Madison Co. Sheriff's Lt. recieves national award
- Madison County school receives $25,000 grant to build outdoor observatory
- Madison County displays American flag in honor of Veterans Day
- Volunteers put wreaths over veterans' graves in Madison County
- Decatur Youth Services awarded a grant to help keep juveniles out of the court system