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.
Military veterans are invited to an open forum at the Cincinnati V-A Medical Center today to sound off and ask questions about V-A health care.
The forum begins at 6 p.m. today in the first floor auditorium of the medical center at 3200 Vine Street in Corryville.
Cincinnati VA spokesperson Denise Kerr says similar forums are being held this month at VA health care facilities around the country, at the direction of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Proctor & Gamble.