By Lt. Roland Ramon, AA/PIO
Correctional Training Facility
Hundreds of veterans received counseling, food, shelter and more during the recent Monterey County Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Correctional Training Facility staff provided custody support as bailiffs to assist with legal services for several local judges during the weekend event.
The event provides much-needed services for homeless veterans over three days. The veterans are supported with employment referrals, veterinary services for pets, assistance in obtaining military records, substance abuse counseling and more.
Hundreds of volunteers, including local judges and law enforcement, provided resources for this event which is sponsored by the United Veterans Council of Monterey County and the Veterans Transition Center.
“It was great to serve as bailiffs for the Stand Down event,” one CTF participant said. “It was an honor to give back to the brave men and women who have served our country with their military service.”