Tag Archives: VA

Veterans Treatment Courts: Smart Justice

Several years ago, I had the honor to meet Judge John Schwartz, one of the early pioneers in promoting the benefits of  Veteran Treatment Courts. Drug Courts began to emerge in the nineties to deal more effectively with a growing drug problem in the United States.  As I wrote earlier, Since the mid-1990, the US judicial […]

Will the VA Provide Better Service to Veterans?

With much fanfare, Dr. David Shulkin, the new Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”), has moved quickly to address some of the recurring problems at the VA. As the first VA Secretary without a military background, Dr. Shulkin appears committed to resolve several pressing concerns: – Speedier processing of Veteran benefit claims and, – […]