Pulaski County’s new veterans court has gotten its official certification. That brings the number of problem-solving courts in Indiana up to 100 and the number of Indiana counties served by a problem-solving court to 50, according to an Indiana Supreme Court press release.
Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher says launching the new veteran’s treatment court has been a team effort, with help from the other 99 problem-solving courts. The county was also able to get grant funding and training opportunities. Judge Kocher adds, “It highlights the need and possibilities for rural communities around the state to provide comprehensive services.”
In addition to veterans courts, there are also problem-solving courts focusing on drugs, reentry, mental health, family recovery, and domestic violence. Counties that don’t have a problem-solving court may transfer the supervision of a case to one that does.