"John" is one of about eight people in the Veteran's Court and he'll be graduating within the next several months.

He's also been reaching out to help other veterans like he was helped with his own peer support program.

Right now, there's really a big need for more veteran mentors. You do have to be a military veteran who was honorably discharged, go through a training course, and it's all volunteer.

If you're interested, you can contact Thom Downer at  608-785-6420 or you can fill out an application online at lavmp.org.

So far in its 3 years, the program has helped almost 90 veterans. Less than 10% have made it to Veteran's Court.