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Teacher's Guide
The following resources should help jumpstart your research.  You will need to branch out from these resources to thoroughly understand your topic and design your legislation.  Remember to use human resources as well; if you see an individual has done a considerable amount of work in the area, feel free to call him or her and ask for information or advice.  Also, don't forget the invaluable guidance your law librarians can provide during a research project.

Team 2:  Veterans’ Diversion Court
 
Team 2 will research the veterans’ diversion court, a separate court system or advocacy program to address the unique rehabilitation needs of combat veterans in the criminal justice system, and propose legislation to develop a veterans’ court system or advocate system in Montana.

Erie County (Buffalo), New York:

Veterans court home page:

http://www.erie.gov/veterans/veterans_court.asp

 

Good information on court mentoring, other activities

http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/43/18/16

 

Today Show video on Buffalo diversion court: http://godo.typepad.com/policemental_health_coord/2008/10/buffalo-veteran.html

 

Preview of Today Show visit:

http://www.buffalonews.com/cityregion/buffaloerie/story/445169.html

 

Local affiliate story:

http://www.wgrz.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=58115

 

NPR story on individual veteran and his time in the diversion court program:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=90016059

 

USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-01-veterans-court_N.htm

 

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art15518.asp

 

Rochester, New York:

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wxxi/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1467589&sectionID=1

 

Texas:

Austin Chronicle Senate Bill 112, by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/Story?oid=oid:770555

 

Informal, grassroots approach to veterans court in Oklahoma (video and article):

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1597696/20081022/story.jhtml

 

Las Vegas, Nevada:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/feb/09/special-courts-veterans/

 

Allegheny County (Pittsburg), Pennsylvania:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09006/939806-85.stm

 

Some explanation into county funding model:

http://www.military.com/news/article/county-considers-veterans-court.html

 

Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/01/06/20090106veteranscourt1226.html

 

http://ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=984315

 

Misc. news articles:

VAnguard (Veterans Administration publication):

http://www1.va.gov/opa/vafeature/therapeutic-court.asp

 

Pretrial Reporter:

http://www.pretrial.org/Docs/Documents/PJI-Pretrial-Jan-Feb09-3rev.pdf

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/33419404.html

 

 


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