Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, was the keynote speaker at the ceremonial kickoff of the Montgomery County Veteran’s Treatment Court. Her remarks were included in two news stories.
The Dayton Daily News highlighted her remarks in a story titled “Local Law Enforcement Hopes to ID Vets in Need.”
The story states:
“As an early advocate of mental health courts and champion of veterans courts, Stratton said such dockets are designed to help veterans with mental health, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder issues and match them up with existing resources.
‘It’s really a tougher program,’ Stratton said. ‘It’s not a soft on crime program. It’s what I call a smart on crime program.’
She turned to the veterans in attendance and explained why she believes veterans should have extra tools for social service and mental health.
‘You defended our country,’ Stratton said. 'Sometimes you ended up with these problems – not because you had a bad personality or you made a mistake – but because you served our country and came back with war wounds most of which we cannot see.’”
To read the Dayton Daily News story, visit the paper’s website. (Subscription may be required).
WDTN-TV Dayton aired a story that also highlighted the kickoff ceremony. To watch the station's story, click here.