Posted by Sanjiv Prabhakaran on Sep 08, 2017
Steve Binder is the head of the San Diego Public Defenders that help the homeless vets get their legal affairs in order. He co-founded the Homeless Court Program (HCP) in 1989, at Stand Down, and the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) in 2011. He will provide an update about the progress that is made at Stand Down.
Matt Wechter is a deputy public defender with the San Diego Office of the Primary Public Defender, where he has practiced since 2009. Since 2013, he has been one of the Public Defender “Gang of 5” crew that organizes and coordinates the Homeless Court Program at Stand Down. 
They both provided tremendous statistics on how the veterans have benefited from this wonderful program that started some 29 years ago. The HCP program helps resolve minor cases, such as, public nuisance cases, smoking within 25' of a bus stop, multiple DUI, domestic violence, etc. At stand down these vets get to have a nice shower, shave, medical checkup, vision tests, etc.
Bill Sutton (President) presenting them with a "virtual" certificate of appreciation :-).