Focus on Veterans

Judge Brown has been active in protecting the rights of our veterans as they return from serving our country and become involved in the criminal justice system.

Veterans Courts

Hennepin County was the first in Minnesota to have a problem solving Veterans Court. As Deputy County Attorney, Judge Brown worked to expand the use of Veterans Court in felony cases to give those who honorably served our nation a second chance through expanded probation and treatment resources.

Veterans Restorative Justice Act

Not every county has the resources to operate a Veterans Court. Before taking the bench, Judge Brown was an active member of the Veterans Defense Project Working Group to pass the Veterans Restorative Justice Act. The bipartisan act was finally passed and signed into law by Governor Walz in 2021.

You can see Judge Brown’s comments on this issue before he joined the bench here:


Judge Brown is an active volunteer with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – Hugo and is proud to be able to support our active duty soldiers.