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Evan Seamone speaking at The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress on May 17, 2018


Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent, CNN speaking at the Library of Congress


Officer Guider and Nick Blalock from the PTSD panel at the Library of Congress


On May 24, 2017 a panel of renowned experts speak on the effects of PTSD on veterans and how the Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) support those who have run afoul of the law by proving appropriate treatment.


Honorable Judge Russell talks about the creation of the very first Veterans Treatment Court


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These videos are from the National Institute of Corrections live broadcast "Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way." The program highlights the lifesaving role being played by veterans treatment courts (VTCs) across the country.

You may download these .mp4 videos to promote your own Veterans Treatment Court by clicking the link below the videos. (Note: Depending on your Browser, you may need to right-click the link and choose save)

Gary Sinise, Actor and Advocate, Provides an introduction to the NIC broadcast "A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way."


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Judges from Veterans Treatment Courts describe their experience presiding over a veterans treatment court, and the transformation they see in the veterans lives who participate in the program.


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Mentors describe their role in helping veterans who participate in veterans treatment court programs.


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Judge Vance Peterson, Veterans Treatment Court Judge, Spokane County District Court, discusses how they started a program.


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Veterans discuss PTSD and TBI and their struggles to adjust to civilian life, and how veterans treatment courts helped them restore their lives.


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Tommy Rieman describes how PTSD effected his life.


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Tommy Rieman describes how a veterans treatment court saved his life.


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Webinars

Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance For Vets Who Have Lost Their Way Webinar May-2016

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Broadcasts

Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way [Internet Broadcast]

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  • Randall Liberty

    Randall Liberty

    Randall Liberty enlisted in the United States Army in 1982 to be a military policeman. He’s been in law enforcement now for 37 years. Between his time on active duty (in the Reserves and National Guard), at the sheriff’s office, and for the past 3 years as warden at Maine State Prison, he’s brought to every position he’s held a purpose-driven approach to rehabilitate rather than punish. He tries to find ways to create programs that help address the underlying issues facing the offenders he’s been charged with supervising in the criminal justice system and returning them to their communities as responsible citizens. Liberty, 54, takes pride in his myriad roles as veteran, husband, father, and advocate for veterans.

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  • Ryan Yoder

    Ryan Yoder

    After working his way through the ranks at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC), Ryan Yoder said that an assignment as a facility veterans coordinator changed his life. As a Marine Corps combat veteran, Yoder called it one of the most fulfilling experiences he has ever had. Recognizing Yoder’s high energy, commitment, and passion, PA DOC Secretary John Wetzel promoted him to serve as the statewide veterans coordinator as part of an effort to prioritize veterans services. For Yoder, working to restore dignity and hope for veterans in prison isn’t just a job. It’s personal. He was interviewed by Nick Stefanovic.

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  • Ron Self

    Ron Self

    Ron Self, former Inmate, San Quentin State Prison, Marine Corps Veteran and Founder of "Veterans Healing Veterans from the Inside Out"

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  • Dan Simmons

    Dan Simmons

    Dan Simmons, inmate at Stafford Creek Corrections Center, and US Air Force veteran, was a dog handler while active duty, discusses the rewards of training dogs while serving time and having the ability to set and achieve goals.

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