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Who Will Benefit From This Years Golf Outing?
Friends of the North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Courts
Friends of the Macomb County Veterans Treatment Courts
- North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court, presided over by Judge Rich Kuhn. This court started serving veterans in 2014.
- Macomb County Veterans Treatment Court (District Court), presided over by Judge Carrie Fuca. This court started serving veterans in 2012.
- Macomb County Veterans Treatment Court (Circuit Court), presided over by Judge Mark Switalski. This court started serving veterans in 2012.
The 51st District Court is supported by the North Oakland County Veterans Treatment Court. The 41st District Court, Clinton Township Veterans’ Treatment Court and 16th Circuit Macomb County Veterans’ Treatment Court are supported by the Friends of the Macomb County Veterans’ Treatment Court.
These two non-profits are comprised of volunteers, including Veterans, and members of the business and legal community that dedicate their time to raise funds to support the Veterans participating in the Veterans’ Treatment Courts outlined above.
Why Are Veteran Treatment Courts So Important?
In 2015, Justice for Vets, reports that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a toll on the 2.4 million men and women that have served in those wars. They found:
• 18 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States
• Since 2004, veterans treated for mental illness and substance abuse has increased 38%
• About 20% (480,000) suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• One in six, post 911 veterans, or 345,000 have a substance abuse problem
• The Department of Justice estimates over 700,000 veterans in the US are under criminal court supervision
What Are The Numbers of Veterans In Michigan Who Are Struggling?
• 665,261 veterans in Michigan
• 119,755 veterans live in Macomb and Oakland County
(54,170 in Macomb County and 65,585 in Oakland County)
• 4,000 veterans are in prison at any time
• 22 Veteran Treatment Courts exist in Michigan; more than any other
state. The Michigan Supreme Court supports these courts.