Veteran Treatment Court - What is it?
September 10, 2019
Hosted by Frank Zaccari
Most veterans are strengthened by their military service, but the combat experience has unfortunately left a growing number of veterans with issue such as PTSD and traumatic brain injury. • One in five veterans has symptoms of a mental health disorder or cognitive impairment. • One in six veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom suffer from a substance use issue. Research continues to draw a link between substance use and combat-related mental illness. • Left untreated, mental health disorders common among veterans can directly lead to involvement in the criminal justice system. Treatment not punitive action is by far the best course of action. Fortunately Judge Robert Russell from my home town of Buffalo NY launched the first of the nation’s roughly 260 veterans treatments courts in 2008. The veterans’ treatment court is able to ensure they meet their obligations to themselves, the court, and their community.
Life Altering Events
Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Everyone has those AHA moments or events that change our lives for better or worse. These life altering events occur in every aspect of our professional, personal, and in the lives of our family. Try as we may, it is impossible to completely separate the events in our personal life from our professional life. Believe me, I tried and failed miserably. Life altering events present us with opportunities to seize the moment and make difference in our own life, the lives of our loved one, friends and business associates. They also can be a fork in the road where we can fall apart or pick up the pieces and start moving forward toward better times and better people. It is never too late to have the life you want and deserve. Let’s talk about it. Life Altering Events airs live every Tuesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.
A native of western New York, Frank Zaccari served as a military medic in the U.S. Air Force before spending over 20 years in the high-tech industry. His experience included everything from holding senior positions with Fortune 50 organizations to turning around small and mid-size companies. His path has helped him learn a great deal about business, finance, organizational development, people, and success.
After becoming a single, custodial parent, Frank left the high tech industry in order to be home to raise his children. He created, managed and sold one of the most profitable insurance agencies in Northern California. Frank has written and published five books based on life altering events. He teaches a program for aspiring entrepreneurs at Arizona State University, is an accomplished speaker, a mentor and judge for the University of California Entrepreneurship Academy and a mentor for the Sacramento Veterans Treatment Court.
After 35 years as a successful corporate executive, author, and entrepreneur, Frank is now leveraging his knowledge and experience to help others on their journey to find solutions to pressing personal and professional challenges, and take their organizations and their lives to heights they never imagined.