Via Kevin Graman in NavyTimes,
There are other therapeutic courts — most notably Spokane County Superior Court’s Adult Therapeutic Drug Court and Spokane County District Court’s Mental Health Court — designed to divert defendants from the traditional criminal justice system into rehabilitative services. But Veterans Court is the first in Spokane County designed specifically for military veterans or active-duty soldiers. Thurston County began a veterans court last July, and Clark County is also starting one.Fight it or accept that we are all being painted as damaged goods. I've encountered that attitude since I've joined the civilian world where good people who don't have a clue are convinced that we all need "special help" to deal with our PTSD. This only will make the smear job worse.
Veterans courts are part of a growing movement that began in Buffalo, N.Y., to divert offenders into treatment for psychological problems resulting from military service.
The VA doesn't help where it lets anyone claim PTSD - and as a result, those of us who actually need re-adjustment assistance will be lost in the crowd; killed by others selfish need to prove to the world their "compassion."