Redford Veterans Court
What is the Veterans Court?
The Redford Veterans Court is a specialty court established to provide treatment and compassion to those who have served our country and are struggling in the criminal justice system. Veterans Court offers a unique collaboration between numerous agencies: the Court, local and area Judges, a canine support dog, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the Redford Police Department, a local veteran public defender’s office, the Township Attorney’s Office, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, the Probation Department, veteran mentors, and many other community organizations.These agencies coordinate efforts during a special veterans only docket,and a closely monitored system of phases throughout the required probationary period to assist veterans who are in the program.The connection with the VA helps provide veterans in the program with enhanced access to benefits they are entitled to as a result of their service to our country. Participants are also supported by mentors and a variety of community organizations.A graduation ceremony is held for veterans who successfully fulfill the requirements of the program.
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Operation Injured Soldiers is a tax exempt, Nonprofit organization founded in 2005. We provide recreation opportunities to wounded military veterans of all eras as a “Thank You” for their service, and to aid in the recovery from physical and emotional injuries sustained during conflict deployments.
We know that it is important to help our disabled heroes get back to doing sports and hobbies they enjoyed before being deployed. Our role is to provide events and places where disabled veterans from all wars can enjoy camaraderie of others.
Our goal is to thank these heroes for their sacrifices with a well deserved break, but we know that such “recreational therapy” produces significant health improvements:
- Improved cardio vascular functioning
- Reductions in pain
- Greater control over stress
- Reductions in depression and anger
- Improved attitude toward ones disability
- Increased immune system activity
All of this is possible due to the generosity of individual donors, corporate sponsors, and a dedicated team of volunteers. With over 20 Thousand surviving veterans in the U.S. and more coming home every day, we sincerely need your help.
In order to be eligible for participation in our events a veteran must have a disability rating of 30% or more or have experienced combat.
In September of 2007, OIS received our 501© 3 status. Our organization has continued to grow and meet the goals providing these opportunities to our disabled veterans.
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