This week County officials and members of the law enforcement community proudly joined with families, friends, veterans, mentors and others to honor the inaugural graduating class of Fresno County’s Veterans Treatment Court.
The four graduates are veterans of the United States Armed Forces who, since leaving their respective service, had been charged with a misdemeanor or felony but had been identified as individuals who may be best served by the Veterans Treatment Court program. The graduates voluntarily entered into the intense 12- to 18- month rehabilitation program as part of their sentence and have worked extremely hard – helped by the support of a team of veteran mentors, veteran advocates, and members of the justice system – to overcome challenges and reach this day.
Their sentences now complete, they face a new beginning, one with a strong support system and resources to help guide them in their next chapter. We thank them for their service to our country and for their unwavering commitment to overcoming obstacles to reach this opportunity for a fresh start. Congratulations to these veteran graduates!
The Fresno County Veterans Treatment Court is a collaboration between the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office, Fresno County Probation Department, Fresno County Public Defender’s Office, Fresno County Superior Court, VA Central California Health Care System, and other veteran and community organizations.