WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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explains. A growing number of untreated veterans take their lives. Michael Morrissey, District Attorney of Norfolk County, and his staff are actively helping court-involved veterans get con- Acorn Tree & Landscape Design and Construction Offering Large Tree Transplanting Over , mature trees available to instantly establish your landscape. nected to services that can help them better mange their injuries and enjoy happy and Hand digging large Rhododendron productive lives. Working with Mary Hogan Sullivan, the presiding judge of the Dedham District Court, they have established the state's first Veterans Treatment Court. These courts work to divert non-violent veterans from prison, directing them to treatment instead. "The Veterans Treatment Court is not a means to skirt accountability," Morrissey • MA Certified Arborist • Owner Operated • Horticultural Consultant • Planting Plans Installing 40 ft. Sugar Maple with tree spade A leader in New England in large tree & shrub transplanting Japanese Maple | Dogwood | Beech | Sugar Maple | Spruce | etc... Harvard, MA • Tel: -- • Fax: -- • acorntree@aol.com explains. "It is a means to return people with a demonstrated history of accountability, responsibility, and productivity to the life they deserve, and the life we would wish for them." "We have to get vulnerable veterans connected to the appropriate programs," Spear explains, "because with time and appropriate support, most veterans do readjust." While there are many veterans who transition back to civilian life without major issues, there are still far too many that do not. Coming home for those veterans brings a new dimension to their mission: to recover from their last deployment. Providing effec- ing possible allows veterans to thrive once again in the communities they risked their lives to protect. 93 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e tive services and support to make this heal-

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