Ohio has opened a second veterans court in Youngstown, Ohio called the Youngstown Veterans Treatment Court. It operates out of the Youngstown Municipal Court. According to the Ohio Supreme Court's press release, the court will serve:
"the needs of those veterans suffering from a traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, or related issue that leads to behavior resulting in criminal charges. The new treatment court...will assist veterans charged with nonviolent misdemeanor offenses by offering mental health counseling; treatment services for alcohol and substance abuse; vocational skills advancement; and mentoring. The court also will assist with connecting veterans to the many federal resources now available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans charged with felonies that do not result in physical injury to another may also be considered for participation."
The press release also indicates that the first veterans court opened in the Mansfield Municipal Court in 2009. A good article about the new Court's purpose and role can also be found at the Youngstown Municipal Court's website.