This committee was established to study the feasibility and benefits of establishing a special Veterans Treatment Court in Lebanon County. Several counties in our region—Berks, Lancaster, Dauphin, and York—had such courts in place in recognition of the increase in the number of veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Veterans Courts serve to divert eligible veteran offenders suffering from substance dependency or mental illness to a specialized program that provides them with needed treatment, counseling, mentoring, and intensive probation. In January 2019, Lebanon County became the 21st county in the Commonwealth to have a functioning Veterans' Court.
Committee Chair - Honorable John C. Tylwalk
President Judge, Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas