While serving as Public Defender, Kriston has represented many people who have honorably served our country. When those veterans returned home from war, the VA failed to provide them with the necessary mental health treatment. As a result, those veterans turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the unresolved trauma of war. As their attorney, Kriston fought hard to get those veterans the treatment they needed. She is a huge proponent of bringing a Veterans Treatment Court to Elko County so that those that have honorably served our country can receive the treatment they need in their community.