WJACTV.COM: Blair County Exploring Possibility of Veterans’ Court

According to WJACTV.com, Blair County is exploring the idea of establishing a specialty court just for veterans, according to a report published Monday.

Tom Shea, director of the county’s adult parole and probation office, told the Altoona Mirror that officials are trying to determine if such a court is needed within the criminal justice system.

Special courts for veterans charged in nonviolent crimes already exist in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and seven other sites in Pennsylvania.

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