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More Vietnam veterans aided for common ills tied to Agent Orange

More Vietnam veterans aided for common ills tied to Agent Orange

2 / April 23, 2012 9:10 AM

When Ralph Bozella came home from Vietnam in 1972, he was happy he’d survived and was ready to get on with life. Because he had escaped any serious wounds in combat, he never gave a thought to disabilities. Four decades later, his time in Vietnam is haunting his health

Mental Health Court changes lives of chronic criminals

Mental Health Court changes lives of chronic criminals

0 / April 21, 2011 3:00 PM

An estimated 25 percent of Colorado’s prison population is mentally ill, and nearly all suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction. Once they are in the system, most find themselves in a revolving door of crime, conviction and prison – many for nonviolent offenses. In its 17 months of existence, the Arapahoe County Mental Health Court has a zero percent recidivism rate. The program has the possibility of saving taxpayers millions of dollars

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