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Veterans graduate from 'Veterans court' program, celebrate recovery

Veterans graduated from veterans court today, a 15-18 month program.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017 11:08 PM
Updated: Nov. 10, 2017 8:18 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The Allen County circuit court celebrated the graduation of local veterans today from the Veterans Court program. 

The veterans in the program celebrated sobriety, and thanked Allen County for helping them heal. 

All of the veterans who graduated were in the program for about 15 to 18 months, and completed drug screenings, court appearances, and group meetings. 

"We as a society owe them the opportunity to get clean and healthy, and to help them based on what they gave their country years ago," said Judge Fran Gull, co-creator of the program. 

Thirty-seven veterans have graduated from the program since they first started in 2013. 

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