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Grant awarded for Madison County veterans court

The state awarded thousands of dollars to the Madison County court program, which helps veterans who have committed non-violent crimes.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 12:21 PM

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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