Veterans Courts should be adopted and you can help!

by | Apr 24, 2012

This is an opportunity to help in your local community and make a huge difference!  Veterans Courts is a nationwide initiative, but requires community leaders and volunteers to help.  Please go to the below site and learn more about how you can help veterans in your community receive consideration for their honorable service in the military.  Become a veteran advocate in the courts!

Steve Sparks
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story

Contact Us:

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Chris Deutsch

Justice For Vets: The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts

Justice For Vets is the nation’s only Veterans Organization exclusively committed to ensuring that veterans involved in the criminal justice system have access to Veterans Treatment Courts and the benefits, services and treatment they have earned.
CNN Takes You Inside the Orange County Combat Veterans Treatment Court.  See video by clicking

DRUG COURTS SAVE MONEY and so do Veterans Courts…

FACT: Nationwide, for every $1 invested in Drug Court, taxpayerssave as much as $3.36 in avoided criminal justice costs alone.

FACT: When considering cost offsets such as savings from health-care, studies have shown benefits range up to $12 for every $1 spent.

FACT: Drug Courts produce cost savings up to $12,000 per client. These savings reflect reduced prison and jail costs and reduced arrests and trials.

FACT: In 2007, for every Federal dollar invested in Drug Court,
$9.00 was leverage in state funding.


: The most rigorous scientific studies have all concluded that Drug Courts significantly reduce crime as much as 35 percent more than other sentencing options.


: Nationwide, 75% of Drug Court graduates remain arrest-free
at least two years after leaving the program.

: Rigorous studies examining long-term outcomes of Drug Courts found that reductions in crime last for at least 3 years and can endure for over 14 years.

About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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