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Courthouse to host Veteran's Resource Day on Thursday

Emily Jaceks
June 26, 2018 10:10 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It's not your usual trip to the courthouse.

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This Thursday, Metropolitan Court will once again transform into a resource fair for veterans. A record 37 agencies will all be under one roof offering information and connecting veterans with valuable services.

“They’re going to have job resources, they'll have job placement services, schools showing up (including) UNM (and) CNM to talk to you about how you can get benefits and how you can get back into school,” Judge Sandra Engel said.

While the program was once only open to those in Community Veterans Court – for veterans convicted of misdemeanor crimes – it's now accessible to all service members.

“It's their courthouse still, and we’re always looking for ways we can do community outreach," Engel said. "This a way we can give service back to those who have serviced our country."

She said she hopes all veterans in Bernalillo County explore the offerings and take advantage of what the agencies have to offer.

“My team has toured the equine therapy to see what horse therapy can do and it’s amazing. To see what having an assistance dog at your side can do for your anxiety disorder is mind-blowing," Engel said. "It’s amazing to see all these people out there waiting to hand over whatever they can to these veterans and really try and give back to them."

Veteran’s Resource Day will kick off at 1 p.m. Thursday for C.V.C participants in Metro Court's building's third-floor rotunda. The event will open to veterans from the general public at 3 p.m.

 

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