“Without this program I have no doubt I would have kept drinking and making bad decisions. I now feel I have the tools and support to be successful and be a better husband, father, and person overall.”

SVF GraduateKC

“…the most important process of the whole ideal with the Veteran’s Court and that is the Veteran’s Forum…. It has enriched and changed my life and given to me the tools to keep my life and the know-how to help deal with my personal problems.

This year has gone by quickly yet has been so helpful, now it is my turn to pay it forward and to help another veteran who needs the help that I needed.”

SVF GraduateCC-2011

“I think the veterans court is a great thing and I hope it continues to grow exponentially over the years so that it may help those Veterans (like myself) who are lost and in need of a listening ear and a little bit of guidance. Thank you.”

SVF GraduateLC- 2013

“I knew that the Veteran court had to be a blessing in disguise but didn’t know the potential of opportunity it had behind it. With the support and resources that I have acquired from the forums and my mentor I have gone back to school and re-established my relationship with my wife and family. So again, I say thank you for everything that you have done for me I will never forget it.”

SVF GraduateRC – 2012

“From my mentor, to my probation officer, to my public defender, to the judges who have the humbleness to mingle with all of us that have messed up, and all of the speakers, also veterans at all of the forums, I have experienced love and caring and appreciation that I didn’t believe that I deserved. And all of this, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.”

SVF GraduateJB – 2012

“From my mentor, to my probation officer, to my public defender, to the judges who have the humbleness to mingle with all of us that have messed up, and all of the speakers, also veterans at all of the forums, I have experienced love and caring and appreciation that I didn’t believe that I deserved. And all of this, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.”

SVF GraduateJB – 2012

“This program has given me a second chance, not only on my criminal record but on my life. I strongly believe I would either be in jail or dead if it weren’t for the support, I have received over the last year…. I hope this program continues to grow in the years to come. I would like to see my Veteran brothers and sisters receive the support they need.”

SVF GraduateTB

“It’s hard to imagine where I would have been without all the support and guidance that I have received here. This program is not a cure or a free hand out but with a little hard work and determination anyone can find help here and I believe that all probation programs should be done like this one.”

SVF GraduateJA

“Through this process, I found a lot of problems I didn’t know I had.

But with those problems came solutions and support. For the first time in a while, I was getting help with my issues, whereas in the military, we’re usually just instructed to “Lock it up!” And “Get the job done”.

I can’t tell you what this has meant to my Family and I, this has truly been a privilege and I feel lucky to have been a part of this process and watch it grow into what it is today.”

SVF GraduateAA

“I wish for the Court and Forum to grow strong & successful so they can help many veterans. It’s a wonderful system that has been created! Good on You!”

SVF GraduateRA – 2014