On Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, the University of St. Thomas will host a special event “Honoring Veterans With Restorative Justice” at its law school in downtown Minneapolis. The two-hour program, starting at 4:00 p.m., also will be livestreamed around the country. The event is co-sponsored by St. Thomas Law’s Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing and the Veterans Defense Project, a non-profit veterans advocacy group.
The event’s purpose is to highlight why so many veterans need restoration and healing from invisible injuries resulting from their military service. It will describe the role that veterans’ treatment courts and the Minnesota Veterans Restorative Justice Act (VRJA) can play in meeting that need. This legislation was recently featured in an NBC News article.
The first of three panels will address what veterans’ treatment courts do, why the VRJA was needed, and how other states could benefit from passing similar legislation. The second panel will cover how the VRJA became law through bipartisan actions and why veterans everywhere merit similar efforts. The final panel will feature veterans who have graduated from Minnesota veterans’ treatment courts and who are inspiring success stories.
A reception will follow the program. CLE credits will be applied for.
The event is free but registration is necessary to attend in person or to receive an email with a link to the livestream.
Grab a drink and join us for some fun chatter as we say good by to 2022 and hello to 2023!
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