Last week, the Judges of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court voted to create a Veterans Court. According to Courtnewsohio.gov, the new Court will open next year, in January 2015. Some of the issues to which the court will be devoted will be "unemployment, post-traumatic stress syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, homelessness, drugs, and crime. ...Another goal of the Veterans Court is to forge partnerships among the Veterans Administration, public agencies, and community-based organizations, to generate local support." The Judges will possess discretion to transfer cases to the Veterans Court, "where the defendant will take part in the program for a minimum of 12 months. All felony-level cases that are eligible for probation (Community Control Sanctions/CCS) may be transferred to the Veterans Court, but priority will be given to high-risk, high-need veteran defendants."