Help, not Handcuffs, for Queens Heroes

Help, not Handcuffs, for Queens Heroes

Following a successful year of operation as a pilot program, the Queens Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court recently officially opened its doors.

According to Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who attended the Nov. 13 ceremony, the specialized court will divert veterans, and those currently serving who have been charged with misdemeanors, away from the criminal justice system and toward supportive services like addiction and mental health treatment programs.

Photo Courtesy of the Office of the Borough President



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