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StandDown court to be a part of veteran’s StandDown event

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930 First Avenue Northeast Grand Rapids MN

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 9:40 am

A StandDown court will be part of this year’s second annual Grand Rapids Veterans StandDown scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Grand Rapids Armory on 930 First Avenue Northeast in Grand Rapids.

The court will address misdemeanors, petty misdemeanors, tickets, and non-felony warrant-surrenders. Free civil legal assistance in family law, consumer debt, criminal expungement, housing and elder law will also be available on-site. There is no pre-registration necessary and there will be volunteer defense attorneys to assist veterans with the process. For more details on the court, contact Call Paul Pedersen at (218) 722-8763.

The StandDown is being held by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), a nonprofit organization serving veterans statewide All veterans seeking services are welcome. On-site assistance available includes free lunch, clothing, VA benefit information, legal assistance—including a court component, housing and employment assistance and referrals, chemical dependency recovery groups, DMV, haircuts, chaplaincy, public benefits information, and more.

A welcoming ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m.

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