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Court pilot program for veterans will expand nationally

Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 12:30 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Lt.-Gen. Roméo Dallaire had a vision to help veterans in trouble with the law. That vision will soon become a reality across Canada.

Chief Judge Pamela WilliamsLast year a pilot project was launched to better identify, track and explore alternatives to incarceration for Canada’s veterans and former RCMP officers. Run out of Nova Scotia’s mental health court, the Veterans Justice Outreach initiative provides former military and law enforcement personnel with access to case workers who can assist them through the court process and provide much-needed support....