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Homeless Stand Down is Sept. 23

The Homeless Veteran Stand Down in the Frontier Village on Highway 69 organized through the U.S. VETS Initiative is scheduled for Sept. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. and it continues through 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Part of this year’s lineup of services for homeless veterans will be a Veterans Court with veterans who have pending criminal matters before either the Superior Court or the city court able to have their cases reviewed and adjudicated through this process. The court sessions will be held on Saturday in a vacant building next door to the main Stand Down event.

Presiding Superior Court Judge David L. Mackey will preside over any Superior Court matters and city magistrate and the presiding Yavapai County Justice of the Peace Arthur Markham will be in charge of the more minor criminal offenses. These judges may be assisted by other volunteer justices, as well as other court personnel, including state prosecutors and public defenders and members from the Yavapai County Adult Probation Department. All veterans wishing to have their court files reviewed need to contact the U.S. VETS Initiative no later than Wednesday, Sept. 14. For more information, contact Stand Down organizer and U.S. VETS Initiative Operations Manager Skye Biasetti at 928-583-7679 or fax an application to 928-778-0690.

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