Filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano will be a keynote speaker Thursday at the graduation ceremony for the Allegheny County Veterans Court.
DeStefano, who grew up in the Pine-Richland area, will be joined by war veteran and Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier to speak at the 9:45 a.m. ceremony that is open to the public.
DeStefano is the producer of Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home.
Judge John A. Zottola will preside over the ceremony at the Allegheny County Courthouse.
Veterans Courts serve veterans struggling with addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders, according to the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial Court System website.
"These courts promote sobriety, recovery and stability through a coordinated response that involves cooperation and collaboration with the traditional partners found in Drug and Mental Health Courts, with the addition of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Veterans' Benefits Administration," the website states.