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Kansas' First Veterans Treatment Court

A look at the Veterans Treatment Court programs in both Jackson County, Missouri and Johnson County, Kansas. 


  • Judge Timothy P. McCarthy of the 10th Judicial District of Kansas who spearheaded the move to open the first Veterans Treatment Court in the state. 
  • Andrew Jones is a mentor in the Johnson County Veterans Treatment Court.
  • Dion Sankar is the Program Administrator of both the Drug Court and the Veterans Treatment Court for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Kelly Winship is the Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator for the Kansas City Department of Veterans Affairs.
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