It was a great pleasure to meet Travis County Judge Mike Denton at a community meeting last night. I had not heard of our Veteran's Court before, and I want to let those of you who have loved ones who have returned from combat to know about it.
It's not uncommon for our returning servicemen to encounter struggles as they reintegrate into civilian life. Many of them suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (some don't realize or haven't accepted it), and of course physical injuries can complicate things as well. Occasionally a veteran finds himself crossways with the law, and the Veteran's Court is there to try and intercept these cases to give specialized guidance to those who have made great sacrifices for our country, and are deserving of a little help in return. I'm so glad to have learned about Judge Denton and his worthy project for our returning soldiers, and I'm a little surprised that it's not better known than it is. If all of this makes you think of a veteran in your life who's going through a tough time, please click HERE and learn more.