July 21, 2015 - One of the first lessons military grunts learn is "never volunteer for anything."
Steve Dally wants to change that mind-set - at least when it comes to helping fellow veterans.
"We have a bunch of buddies in trouble," said Dally, the mentor coordinator for Harnett County's Veteran's Treatment Court. "Without volunteers to mentor, we can't help them."
The court, the first in North Carolina, has become a victim of its own success. Now in its second year, the court has received applications from far more veterans in legal trouble than it can handle.
Dally said there are 17 veterans participating in the court's treatment program with 14 more waiting to be accepted to the program. Currently, only eight mentors are available.
It's a similar situation that other courts across the country face. And, Dally said, it's an indication of the extreme need for support at all levels for returning veterans. read more>>>