PBS NewsHour

Special courts take on criminal cases of troubled veterans

Clip: 02/24/2015 | 7m 29s

Around the country, special courts are set up for former military members who have been charged with crimes after returning to civilian life, and who may be struggling with PTSD. Judges, lawyers, probation officers and others work together to treat or punish each defendant. Special correspondent Spencer Michels reports on how the new approach can offer troubled veterans a path forward.

Aired: 02/24/15

Rating: NR

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