Top that off with the veteran wants to turn around and help other veterans succeed as well!
Veterans court gives second chance to some struggling vets
WESH 2 News
December 29, 2017
Judge Bryan Feigenbaum said more than 80 percent of those who graduate do not repeat their crimes.VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla.
WESH 2 News has details on a court program that helps veterans, instead of sending them to jail.
WESH 2's Greg Fox met a combat veteran who got a second chance after an armed standoff with police.
The man has been rehabilitated and is hoping to help others.
Kevin Hamilton, like others eligible for the pretrial diversion program, is a veteran with an honorable discharge. He was an Army sergeant and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hamilton suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and held his family hostage and threatened his own life in an armed standoff in Ormond Beach in 2015 that ended peacefully.
Veterans court gave Hamilton a second chance: counseling, probation and mentoring, or face prison time.
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