Topic: Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court
Montgomery County, TN – On Tuesday, October 26th, 2019, Veterans and their families celebrated the fall season at the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court’s annual Harvestival event at the Downtown Commons.
Present at the event were current and alumni participants of the VTC, Veteran Mentors, VTC Team and Staff, and their families.
Clarksville, TN – Jaclyn Lyons grew up in Chicago, in a neighborhood so rough that most of her childhood friends ended up in prison, addicted to drugs or the victims of violence. In 2009, Lyons joined the U.S. Army to escape that bleak environment, but she never forgot the young faces of her friends from those years before they lost hope.
Military Veteran Recently Hired for Veterans Program
Montgomery County, TN – Edward Moss has been selected as the new Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Supervisor. Moss is a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a First Sergeant. While still serving in the military, he volunteered on the Foster Care Review Board and as a liaison between VTC and the Fort Campbell Command.
As Moss was transitioning out of the Army, he became the first soldier to participate in the Hiring our Heroes Fellowship Program in Montgomery County. Following the fellowship, he was hired as a juvenile probation officer and soon after promoted to a youth service officer.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery Veterans Treatment Court is celebrating their 5-year anniversary on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 1:00pm. They also will host a Phase V promotion ceremony for court participants in Judge Kenneth Goble Jr.’s courtroom at that time.
Former United States Attorney General Judge Alberto R. Gonzales will be the guest speaker at the event. Gonzales served as Attorney General during the George W. Bush Administration.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Judge Ken Goble Jr. met with participants of the program at the Austin Peay Foy Fitness Center Tuesday June 27th for the Summer 2017 session of “All Rise for Exercise.”
All Rise is a one-hour workout session that promotes a positive activity for many struggling with the effects of PTSD and other substance abuse and mental health issues.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) celebrated promoting their 100th participant on Tuesday, November 15th at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Family and friends of participants were present as well as local community and state leaders.
This was a great milestone for the VTC as well as the twelve individuals promoted. During this ceremony, Judge Kenneth Goble Jr. introduced the final Phase 5 promotion in lieu of graduation. This change reiterates that VTC support is never ending and once you complete the program you are then in Phase 5, VTC for Life.
Montgomery County, TN – Veterans and their families celebrated the fall season with the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court on October 29th at Rotary Park. Present at the event were current and alumni participants of the VTC, Veteran Mentors, VTC Team and Staff, and their families.
“We get to know our participants that we see regularly, sadly we don’t build the same connection with their families.” Said Judge Goble. “Strong, positive relationships are critical in getting through the VTC. We are celebrating these relationships and hopefully creating new ones with friends.”
Clarksville, TN – “PT for PTSD” was the motto of the day at All Rise for Exercise, an event created by the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). On June 14th, 2016, Austin Peay’s Foy Fitness and Recreation Center opened their doors to VTC participants, staff, and Judge Kenneth R. Goble Jr.
All Rise for Exercise is a one hour workout session where participants enjoy the benefits of physical activity.
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Clarksville, TN – “I know I have a long ways to go and a lot to learn, but the help is definitely here.”
When the United States and its allies need help, our soldiers answer the call. But when those same men and women need a hand, programs like the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) exist to make sure they are not alone.
Established in 2012, the court aims to help veterans who come to the criminal justice system as a result of drug addictions, homelessness and other situations brought on by wartime stress.
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