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Raleigh County magistrate hires veteran to help with new court

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) The Raleigh County Veterans' Court has new help in their effort to identify and rehabilitate struggling veterans.

Marine Corps Veteran Donny Plumley was recently hired by Magistrate Steve Massie to help in the court's everyday activities, but also flag veterans in need. Too often, Plumley said veterans wait until they are on the other side of the law to get help for issues that stem from their time in service.

The goal of the newly created court is identify those veterans and connect them with resources that will aid in their rehabilitation. 

"I think it's beneficial because it gives them a program for treatment and hope with actual steps and mentors. The Beckley VA is also involved to help vets achieve their goals," said Plumley. 

According to Magistrate Massie, there are currently nine veterans in the program. Veterans who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to have their charges dropped or reduced. 

 

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