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  • NJ A776
  • Establishes the "Veterans Court Pilot Program in several counties."
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill creates a Veterans Court Pilot Program which shall have as a purpose the diversion of certain nonviolent offenders who are veterans away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate treatment. The veterans court shall be administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts and shall be established in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties. The Veterans Court Pilot Program shall hear cases involving veteran defendants who are charged with the commission of a nonviolent petty disorderly persons offense or a disorderly persons offense, and who suffer from a mental illness. The bill defines a veteran defendant as (a) a person who suffers from a diagnosed mental illness or condition caused by or related to active duty service in the United States Armed Services; or (b) who is undiagnosed as a person who suffers from a diagnosed mental illness or condition caused by or related to active duty service in the United States Armed Services, but who is a veteran of any war or military conflict in which the United States military is or has been a part of as defined in subsection b. of N.J.S.11A:5-1; or (c) who is a "disabled veteran" as that term is defined in subsection a. of N.J.S.11A:5-1. This pre-trial intervention program is designed to supplement the Veterans Assistance Project of the Administrative Offices of the Courts, a pilot program to assist military veterans who enter the court system.
Military and Veterans' Affairs
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee
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