TOPEKA – (November 13, 2019) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking Congress to fund Veterans Treatment Courts as a vital tool to identify, treat and help reintegrate veterans returning home from military service into their local communities. Schmidt, along with 43 other state and territory attorneys general, last week sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging the passage of the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act. The bipartisan legislation, which has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and awaits consideration in the U.S. Senate, would establish a Veteran Treatment Court Program in the United States Department of Justice to provide grants and technical assistance to state, local and tribal courts that...
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AG Derek Schmidt asks Congress to support Veterans Treatment Courts