Guam - The U.S. Department of Justice awards a $350,000 grant to the Judiciary of Guam for the implementation of a veterans treatment court.

Guam has the highest number of veterans per capita in the United States prompting such a program. Because many veterans suffer from a variety of disorders, the new court will address their needs and divert them from prison and into therapeutic court where they can receive proper treatment and services.

The committee to establish such a court started back in July 2013. Under the leadership of Chief Justice Robert Torres, former chief justice F. Philip Cabullido, and Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena III, the Judiciary began working with both local and federal stakeholders to develop the veterans treatment court.