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CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

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POLICY BRIEF
VETERAN TREATMENT COURT SHOULD BE EXPANDED TO THE
COMMON PLEAS COURT OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY

TONY D. MORRIS

PREPARED FOR:
Honorable John J. Russo
Administrative and Presiding Judge
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

July 1, 2014

SWK 300: SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY
PROFESSOR MICHAEL A. DOVER
SPRING 2014

GOAL STATEMENT
The sole purpose of this policy brief is to deliver concrete and measurement evidences that Veteran Treatment Courts (VTC) promotes public safety by diverting veterans with addictions and/or mental illness into a voluntary specialized court as oppose to the traditional criminal justice system. At
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Jacob Mendez Da Costa, an American physician and surgeon is known for discovering “Da Costa’s syndrome” an anxiety disorder that was first detected and then later documented in late 19th century study, known as the soldier’s heart. World War I, II, and the Korean War acknowledged “Shell Shock, Combat Fatigue or Exhaustion, and Neurosis as psychological injuries suffered by our nation veterans. Not until the end of the Vietnam War was PTSD and subsequently TBI first recognized by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and US Department of Defense (DoD) as major mental health issues that required immediate attention.
Numerous studies have showed the overwhelming connection between TBI and violence. Professional articles and journals are finding connection with untreated psychological scars suffered during the current wars in Iraqi, Afghanistan, and the ongoing battle with terrorism around the globe. In Vietnam draftees served on average only one 12-month combat tour. Countless OIF/OEF troops have served two or three tours. A small percentage of US combatants have served between four and seven tours and some have served eight tours.3
The fear of being diagnosed with a mental illness is shared by many veterans of past engagements. The shame and humiliation suffered; coupled with the refusal to seek treatment has transferred many veterans in our prison system throughout this country. Homelessness and hopelessness has forced a multitude of our nation heroes to find

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