The first Veteran's Court opened in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2008. Texas followed suite in 2009, with the first Veterans Court opening in Harris County, thanks to Judge Marc Carter.
Today Texas has over 30 veteran treatment courts accross the state, and new legislation in 2012 allows for the transfer (with the prosecutor's consent) of cases to counties that do have Veteran Treatment Courts.
Each court differs in the type of charges they will accept, and the length of the treatment program.
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