Several of our residents with military backgrounds visited the Lancaster County Courthouse recently to support and celebrate the 2017 graduates of Lancaster County’s Veterans Court. Pictured above at the Lancaster County Courthouse with The Honorable Judge Jeffery D. Wright are Navy Vice Admiral Dan Cooper, Air Force Lt. Colonel Wendall Stockdale, and Navy Captain Jerrold Zacharias.
Lancaster County’s Veterans Court is a treatment court based on proven national research and program models of Drug Courts, as well as successfully implemented Veterans Courts in jurisdictions nationwide. This provides the participant an opportunity to pursue appropriate treatment, while productively addressing associated legal problems.
The Lancaster County Veterans Court is open to any current or former member of any branch of the military, including the Reserves and National Guard. (quoted from The Lancaster County Veterans Court website.)
The Lancaster County Veterans Court Mission Statement
To promote public safety and reduce recidivism in a cost-effective way by providing veteran offenders with intensive Court supervision and a comprehensive, Veterans Administration driven treatment program.
The Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard presented the colors at Veterans Court graduation.
The Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard, Inc. is a volunteer organization comprised of honorably discharged and retired veterans as well as active duty, Reserve and National Guard members. It is a 501©(3) charitable non-profit organization established in 1998 by concerned veterans and civilians.
“We provide, free of charge, flag folding honors and “live” taps at the funeral services of honorably discharged deceased veterans throughout Lancaster County”. (-from the Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard website)
To learn more about Veterans Court please visit: http://www.court.co.lancaster.pa.us/132/Veterans-Court
To all of our military service men and women, we thank you.