ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Veterans are invited to a court-sponsored resource day intended to connect them with a range of community services.
A record-number of agencies are expected at Thursday’s Veterans Resource Day, including the Veteran Integration Center, AGORA Crisis Center and the University of New Mexico’s Veteran Resource Center, according to a news release. A light lunch will be provided.
Metropolitan Court organizes two resource days per year for participants in their Community Veterans Court, but once a year, the event is open to the public.
“Veterans Resource Day is a one-stop shop where veterans and service members can connect with dozens of agencies that provide everything from employment resources to therapy options,” Metro Court spokeswoman Camille Baca wrote in a news release.
That program, launched in 2016, provides veterans with a combination of court supervision and treatment with the goal of addressing the root cause of the issues that may have led a veteran into the justice system. Participation in the program is voluntary and normally takes six to 12 months.