Ten years ago combat veteran Mike Dowens was honorably discharged from the United States Navy, where he was a search and rescue swimmer in Liberia, Somalia, and Haiti. Today Dowens suffers from PTSD and currently works as a Police Officer in Holmdel about to embark on a walk along with three other p…
As we begin a new year, officials in Ocean County are kicking off a new program this week to help veterans facing mostly minor charges avoid the criminal justice system, and get the mental help treatment they need.
If you're a veteran diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who's ended up in judicial proceedings, state legislators and military officials want to know how you were treated. A hearing takes place Tuesday, November 10, in Toms River.
The way New Jersey's legal system addresses military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the future will likely be shaped, in part, by southern Ocean County Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove (R-9).