But the veterans who do end up facing a judge deserve a shot at finding their way out quickly with some help, they said. That's the same treatment others in probation receive. It's just that circumstances can be different for veterans, especially those who have seen combat.
"We're just providing an access to various resources," Walker said. "At the same time we're holding these folks accountable for their actions through probation. It's not a free pass by any means. It's just a different probation model."