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News conference to announce new Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court

Friday, 11 16, 2012

Leigh Anne Hiatt, APR
Public Information Officer
502-573-2350, x50031
Cell 859-619-7916
lhiatt@kycourts.net
http://courts.ky.gov

Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court
News Conference
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 12:15 p.m.
First Floor, Jefferson County Judicial Center, 700 W. Jefferson St., Louisville

Veterans in Jefferson County now have access to a specialized court that focuses on the unique needs of those who have issues with substance abuse and mental health. Local officials will come together in Louisville on Nov. 20 to announce the launch of the Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court, the first of its kind in Kentucky.

The news conference will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at 12:15 p.m. on the first floor of the Jefferson County Judicial Center. The event is open to the public and the media.

The AOC is collaborating on this project with the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney, the Robley Rex Veterans Administration Medical Center, Seven Counties Services, Jefferson County Drug Court and Morehead State University. The JCVTC is being funded by a three-year, $350,000 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice.

With its close proximity to Fort Knox and its large urban center, Jefferson County has the largest veteran population in the commonwealth. The project anticipates providing services to 25 to 30 veterans a year.

Those who will be speaking at the news conference include Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr., Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, Jefferson District Judge David L. Holton and a representative from the Veterans Administration.

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