Combat veterans face a host of challenges when they return to civilian life. Some of them end up in trouble. But there is an effort across the country to keep them out of jail and back on the straight and narrow. In Hamilton County, there’s a unique twist to help vets manage their lives: yoga.
Veterans’ Courts have sprung up across the country as a way to reduce recidivism. They work like drug or mental health courts. Veterans charged with misdemeanors or low level felonies are directed out of the regular docket and into the special programs to meet their particular needs.