Oct 13, 2016

Veterans Justice Court celebrates first graduation ceremony

Photo: Sarah Ravani / The Chronicle / Sarah Ravani / The San Francisco Chronicle

Last month, San Francisco's Veterans Justice Court (VJC) held its first graduation ceremony for formerly incarcerated veterans who completed the program. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Ross presided. VJC's celebration was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.

As the article describes, VJC "works with incarcerated veterans to develop a customized treatment plan to assist them with whatever troubles they may be facing once they are released from prison — whether it’s homelessness or substance abuse."

“Incarceration is not the way to deal with most crimes. I believe in working with people so they don’t come back to incarceration," says Judge Ross.

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