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Court Helps Veterans Who’ve Committed Felonies

Posted on · On this Veterans Day, we learn about the Harris County Veterans Treatment Court, which has helped rehabilitate more than 170 military veterans who committed felonies in the last six years. We talk with Mary Covington, program director for the Harris County Veterans Treatment Court, and Bill Kelly, director of government affairs and public policy at Mental Health America of […]

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New Court Will Hear Cases Involving Vets Whose Alleged Crimes May Stem from Combat-Related Trauma

Posted on · Starting next month, a new veterans court in Harris County will hear misdemeanor cases involving veterans accused of criminal behavior that may stem from combat-related trauma. We learn more from Trina Willis, Harris County Specialty Courts Program Manager.

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Private Prisons, Veterans Court, and Ship Channel Stories: Houston Matters for Thursday, October 16, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this month, allegations of sexual abuse surfaced at a South Texas detention center for mothers and children fleeing violence and persecution in Central America. The Karnes City facility is run by a private, for-profit operator based in Florida, which strongly denies the allegations. The claims come four months after the ACLU issued a report alleging thousands […]