- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) - Officials in northern Kentucky are getting ready to launch a court that will offer treatment and other services to veterans facing minor criminal charges.

The Kentucky Enquirer (https://cin.ci/1OUxE3y) reports Campbell County District Judge Karen Thomas is leading the effort to begin a Veterans Treatment Court. It will offer services for veterans in Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties.

The new court is set to begin on April 22. Thomas says officials are seeking federal grant money and hope to expand services.

The court will help veterans get any services or help needed to get their lives back and track, and if they get through the program successfully, their charges would be expunged.

Other communities, including Jefferson, Hardin and Fayette counties, also offer a Veterans Treatment Court.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, https://www.nky.com

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