Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:54:16 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --The Rangers are the Army's most elite soldiers who are put into some of the most dangerous situations in Afghanistan. In a story you'll only see on WDRB we got a rare look atMore >>
The Army Rangers choose Fort Knox as the location to prepare for the 3rd Battalion's 20th deployment to Afghanistan.More >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's first Veterans Treatment Court opened in Louisville Tuesday. It focuses on the unique needs of those who have served in the military.
Officials say Jefferson County has the largest veteran population in the Commonwealth. The program will likely serve 25 to 30 vets a year. They will be identified as they come into the justice system and then connected to the court.
As John D. Minton Jr., Chief Justice of Kentucky explains, "Our goal will be to use this grant for the specialized docket to direct the programs where they're needed to veterans who are in need of mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment for the various combat related problems that they bring back."
The court is funded by a three-year, $350,000 federal grant.