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A special court for post-trauma vets


Judge Wendy Lindley (left) presides over the Orange County Combat Veterans Court, an alternative to conventional justice for PTDS war veterans  (photo/California Courts)

Like a lot of veterans returned from the wars, Michael Jones has seen things, done things, that prey on his mind, and would be illegal anywhere but a battlefield. 

But when veterans cross that line when they get back to the world, are they entitled to a different kind of justice than most civilians can  expect?

California is one state that decided to cut them a break. And the results would seem to bear it out. CBC Correspondent Jennifer Westaway is there as a very special court comes to order.

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