Seven Graduate from Davidson County Veterans Court Program

February 7, 2017


On Monday, February 6, 2017, seven individuals graduated from Davidson County Veterans Treatment Court.  General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn presided over the ceremony, and also presides over the court.

Across the United States, Veterans Treatment specialty courts are working to meet the specific needs of the men and women who have served our country and returned with challenges as a result of their experiences in difficult circumstances. Through a structured program administered by the court, eligible veterans can find stability and new purpose to be a contributor to the community. Benefits offered to assist veterans include mental health evaluation, alcohol/substance abuse assistance and supervision by client specialists assigned to work on their particular needs.

Growing numbers of veterans returning from service face specific mental challenges as a result of fighting to defend our nation in an evolving and dangerous world. When we consider their unique condition, innovations in the methods by which we work to return them to full participation in society are crucial. The Davidson County Veterans Court is employing those methods to give veterans a new chance at a stable and productive life.

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General Sessions Judge Melissa Blackburn presides over the Davidson County Veterans Court graduation ceremony