The Maine Veterans Court, located in Kennebec County, was created for veterans who become involved in the criminal justice system.  The purpose is to successfully rehabilitate veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the tools the need to lead a productive and law-abiding life.  While holding defendants accountable for choices that let to the criminal involvement, the program provides veterans suffering from alcoholism, substance use or mental health issues, and/or emotional disabilities such as PTSD with treatment academic and vocational training, job skills and placement service.  The program also connects with ancillary services to meet the distinctive needs of each participant, such as transportation, medical, dental, and other supportive services.