Friday, October 23, 2015

Day #657

October 19, 2015

Heard for the first time today about an amazing program called Veterans Court. (See this link for more: Justice for Vets) Designed specifically for former military service veterans who have gotten into civilian criminal trouble, this is an alternative to incarceration. Not an easy way out, it is a program that brings together many professionals who work with a person to change the course of their life.

We heard from a graduate of the program. His testimony is heart-wrenching, yet full of hope. How many people could benefit from such a program? Could this model be used for others than veterans?

How exciting to think of the possibilities! How hopeful to think there are those willing to give folks second chances! Grace in action, I would say.


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