Criminal courts tailored to veterans multiply as wars wind down

Pagan had stumbled into what is rapidly becoming an almost entirely separate criminal justice system for veterans, one that’s sprouted up from nothing just in the past six years. Nearly every state now has at least one veterans treatment court, formed by judges who noticed an influx of young servicemen and women ending up in front of them on charges stemming from drug or mental health issues picked up during their years at war.

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