For the first time ever, the county may give an extra boost to a court that’s trying to help veterans down the right path.
The county’s executive’s 2016 budget proposal includes $20,000 for the court.
Every Friday, Brown County Circuit Court Judge Kendall Kelly’s courtroom is reserved for veterans hoping for a second chance.
“At one point every one of them pledged to give their lives for something more important than themselves, for the constitution, for our way of life, and they still have those values,” said Judge Kendall Kelly. The program is called the Northeast Wisconsin Veterans Treatment Court.
“It’s team building. You don’t want to let your team down and that’s one of the benefits of this whole program,” said program mentor Tom Hinz.
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