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Veterans' Court: Emphasis on treatment, not punishment

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Veteran’s treatment court has created an alternative to normal court sentencing by judges in Pierce County since 2011.

This rehabilitation program works with veterans after they have committed a crime and are sentenced to veteran’s treatment court to help veterans avoid those behaviors again.

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It is a “new concept that came up regarding treatment courts and it came up one or two years before we started ours in 2011,” said Veterans Services Officer David Till.

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