On September 14th, Envision joined Justice for Vets as a sponsor of an incredible evening of music and fundraising to benefit Veterans Treatment Courts, and the heroes they serve.
With the historic Warner Theater as the backdrop, Washington insiders joined hundreds of active duty military, veterans and their families to enjoy Grammy-nominated artists, emceed by the ‘women of the West Wing’ Allison Janney, Janel Moloney and Justice For Vets’ own Melissa Fitzgerald, in a unique West Wing cast reunion.
The event was kicked off by a West Wing-style Walk-and-Talk, in which our emcees cleverly educated all of us in attendance about the importance of Veteran Treatment Courts, an alternative life-saving program that helps veterans suffering the physical and psychological distress of combat stay out of jail. This is done while allowing them to have a dignified life, returning to their families, getting back to school and work.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv2o5JADudk?list=PLVRlG5z51gAByEOaI2lJWE9Q40JUIVO9C&w=350&h=197]
The main attraction of the evening was led by Grammy nominated American electric blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, and Grammy nominated trombone and trumpet player Trombone Shorty, who dazzled the audience for more than two hours with a blend of ballads, jazz, funk and hip hop.
It was a time for us and everyone in attendance to dance, sing, laugh, and to our amusement even see our emcees come on stage to dance along during Trombone Shorty’s final song.
The best part of the evening was the announcement that through sponsorships and individual donations, Justice for Vets raised $200,000 to Support Veterans Treatment Courts.
We are honored to have helped Justice for Vets achieve this goal.
About Justice for Vets and Veteran Treatment Courts
Led by Senior Director (and former West Wing cast member) Melissa Fitzgerald, Justice for Vets is a division of the National Association of Drug Court professional, and a champion for US Veterans, providing them with programs to cope with the physical and psychological distress of combat.
“As the stewards of the Veterans Treatment Court movement, we keep veterans out of jail and connect them to the benefits and treatment they have earned; saving their lives, families, and futures, and saving tax dollars for the American public.”
To learn more about Justice for Vets and Veteran Treatment Courts, visit www.justiceforvets.org
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