Grace M. Deon, Esq. Introduces American Legion Members to the Bucks County Veterans Court
Grace M. Deon, Esq. had the pleasure of speaking to members of the American Legion Edgar H. Denson Post 79 located in New Hope about a diversion program within the Bucks County Criminal Court division available to veterans charged with certain crimes. This program includes the pairing of the criminally charged veteran with a community veteran mentor to offer assistance and support. The program requires the veteran to agree to various conditions, often including mental health and drug and alcohol counseling.
“I attended my first ‘graduation ceremony’ for veterans who have completed this program about 3 years ago and it was beyond inspiring,” commented Ms. Deon. “This program is a second chance for those who have selflessly defended our liberty and freedom and then face the difficulty of returning to civilian life while suffering from such aliments as PTSD or drug and alcohol addiction due to self-medication.” Ms. Deon was accompanied by Deputy District Attorney Robert James, a veteran, who explained the program in detail and encouraged the veterans of the Legion post to serve as veteran mentors.
Ms. Deon is a shareholder and member of Eastburn and Gray’s management committee. Her practice focuses on Employment, Commercial and Special Education litigation. She previously served as the President of the Bucks County Bar Association.
Pictured here (from left to right) are: Frank O’Donnell, Vice-Commander, Bob Topolin, Post Commander, Grace Deon and Robert James.