Republican Women of Greater North Texas invites you to November Luncheon with Judge John R. Roach, Jr.!
WHAT BETTER WAY TO HONOR OUR VETERANS
THAN LEARNING ABOUT VETERANS COURT!
Mark your calendar to hear Judge John Roach, Jr., presiding judge of the 296th District Court in Collin County, TX since 2006, who pioneered and continues to preside over the nation’s very first region-wide Veterans Court initiative –named The North Texas Regional Veterans Court – which has become the model program for Regional Veterans’ Courts across the nation.
A Marine Corps Veteran, Judge John Roach, Jr. served as a Crash, Fire and Rescue Specialist in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and was placed on active duty in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
After launching the Collin County Veterans Court in 2013, his initiative and dedication to service is what has led to the partnership of five North Texas counties – Collin, Rockwall, Grayson, Kaufman, and Fannin – who now serve as One.
Judge Roach travels each Friday to preside over his veteran court cases, while performing his other judicial duties, consisting of over 2,400 cases, Mondays through Thursdays. He and his team travel some 600 miles each month to bring the veteran court resources to judicially involved veterans who would not otherwise have access to the benefits of a Veterans’ Court.
It was this initiative and dedication to service that led to the creation of the VALOR – or Veterans Accessing Lifelong Opportunities for Rehabilitation – Work and Treatment Program.
With the “One Team, One Fight” mentality, Judge Roach and others have made it their mission to break through county lines and extend the resources and irrefutable benefits of the VALOR Program to incarcerated Veterans across Texas.