2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1199.22 - Purpose

§1199.22. Purpose

            The Legislature of Louisiana recognizes that there is a critical need for criminal justice system programs to assist veterans in order to reduce the incidence of recidivism. As with the Veterans Court probation program, there is also a need to assist veterans who have been convicted of offenses. Those veterans who are eligible and willing to participate in the program could serve as mentors for veterans participating in the Veterans Court probation program. Therefore, it is the intent of the Legislature of Louisiana to create an opportunity for veterans convicted of certain offenses to return to society and be successful in re-entry into the workplace. The goal of the Post-Conviction Veterans Mentor Program is to reduce recidivism among veterans and to provide those who have served this country with the assistance that they need and deserve.

            Acts 2018, No. 273, §1.

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