Haslam Unveils Veterans Education Task Force Report
Monday, November 10, 2014 | 01:36 pm
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled a report by the Governor's Veterans Education Task Force outlining ways to improve higher education opportunities for returning veterans.
Recommendations made by the task force are: support standardized, statewide training for campus leaders on veteran education practices; provide opportunities for colleges and universities to compete for funding veteran-focused initiatives; and establish a comprehensive veteran education web-portal. [More...]
Hundreds More to be Served in Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court
Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 10:37 am
NASHVILLE - Through a $1.5 million federal grant, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is providing increased funding to Veterans courts in Shelby County, Montgomery County and Davidson County. The result is an expansion of services, over a three-year period, giving hundreds more service members in Tennessee the option of pursuing treatment and recovery programs rather than incarceration.
Tennessee's Veterans Treatment Court, which helps service members and Veterans who come into the criminal justice system, will be assisting 263 more Veterans over the next three years. [More...]