Pulaski County is celebrating its new veterans treatment court this afternoon. Court officials are holding an open house from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT at Pulaski Superior Court, with a short program at 4:15. The veterans court was officially certified this past spring, making it Indiana’s 100th problem-solving court.
The goal is to offer more services to veterans facing criminal charges while still holding them accountable for their actions. Pulaski County has been looking into problem-solving courts as a potential way to reduce the county’s recidivism rate, which is significantly higher than that of the state as a whole, according to Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher.