Warren Co. Considering Veteran Court

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Officials in Warren County are considering setting up a special court for veterans who have landed in the criminal justice system.

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Similar courts have been established in other counties, including Jefferson.

They are typically designed like drug courts, where treatment is used to help veterans stay out of the criminal justice system and lead productive lives.

Officials say there were 481 defendants who identified themselves as veterans in the Warren County court system between July 2010 and February. That's out of about 16,700 who were arrested and booked into jail during that time.

Supporters of the court for veterans say a separate setup is needed because veterans have problems specific to their military service.

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