Veterans sought as court mentors

Ramsey County Veterans Court provides veterans of the United States military branches who are charged with committing a crime in Ramsey County an alternative to traditional court processes.

Veterans who voluntarily decide to participate in the court are provided coordinated support from a team of professionals including judges, attorneys, probation officers, law enforcement, VA and local county Veterans Services staff. The goal of the Veterans Court is to promote accountability and provide support to the individual veteran as he or she works through the requirements of the court.

Each participant in the Ramsey County Veterans Court is assigned a veteran mentor. Mentors serve as volunteer staff and are assigned to work one-on-one with participants in Veterans Court, acting as a coach, guide, role model and advocate. There are currently 20 volunteer mentors serving Ramsey County Veterans Court participants.

Those interested in serving as a volunteer mentor for Ramsey County Veterans Court should contact Donn Lindstrom at 651-266-2545 or donn.lindstrom@co.ramsey.mn.us.

Ramsey County Veterans Court is a collaborative effort between the State of Minnesota Second Judicial District, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, Project Remand, Ramsey County Community Corrections, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs and Ramsey County Veterans Services.

 

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