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Mentor Courts, Training Curriculum, & Legislation. Brian Clubb Project Director National Drug Court Institute. What is a Veterans Treatment Court?. A Hybrid Drug and Mental Health Courts based on the successful Treatment Court Model

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Mentor courts training curriculum legislation

Mentor Courts, Training Curriculum, & Legislation

Brian Clubb

Project Director

National Drug Court Institute


What is a veterans treatment court

What is a Veterans Treatment Court?

A Hybrid Drug and Mental Health Courts based on the successful Treatment Court Model

Places Justice-Involved Veterans in appropriate treatment while under close judicial supervision Allows participants to go through the treatment court process with other Veterans

Utilizes partnerships with the federal, state and local agencies, Veterans Service Organizations and mentor/peers


Vtc key components

VTC Key Components

Integrates alcohol, drug treatment, mental health treatment, medical services with justice system case processing

Using a non-adversarial approach, prosecution and defense promote public safety while protecting participants' due process rights

Eligible participants are identified early and promptly placed

Access to a continuum of alcohol, drug, mental health and rehabilitation services

Abstinence is monitored by frequent alcohol and drug testing


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VTC Key Components

6.Coordinated strategy governs Court’s responses to participants' compliance

7.Ongoing judicial interaction with each Veteran is essential

8.Monitoring and evaluation measure the achievement of program goals and gauge effectiveness

9. Continuing interdisciplinary education promotes effective Court planning, implementation, and operations

10.Forging partnerships among the Veterans Administration, public agencies, and community-based organizations generates local support and enhances Court effectiveness


Veterans treatment court planning initiative

Veterans TreatmentCourt Planning Initiative

  • Veterans Treatment Court Curriculum

    • Funded through BJA’s DCPI grant

    • Developed in conjunction with VA, GAINS, & VTC professionals

    • Treatment court model plus VA services, Veteran-specific trauma

    • Five-day long training with VTC visit

    • Pilot in Buffalo, Oct 10


Veterans treatment mentor courts

Veterans TreatmentMentor Courts

  • NDCI, in collaboration with CSAT

  • Platforms for training, technical assistance and research

  • Funding for VTC team visits


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Veterans TreatmentMentor Courts

  • Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court

  • Orange County (CA) Combat Veterans Court

  • Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court

  • Santa Clara County (CA) Veterans Treatment Court


Justice for vets the national clearinghouse for veterans treatment courts

“Justice for Vets”The National Clearinghousefor Veterans Treatment Courts

www.justiceforvets.org


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“Justice for Vets”The National Clearinghousefor Veterans Treatment Courts

www.justiceforvets.org


Justice for vets sitrep

Justice For Vets “SITREP”

National Association of

Drug Court Professionals

Justice For Vets: The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Court

SITREP 001-10

(Situation Report)

Welcome to the first addition of the Justice For Vets SITREP, a regular update on Veterans Treatment Courts. The military uses SITREPs, or Situation Reports, to keep personnel apprised of what is occurring in and around military units. Justice For Vets will use this same tool to keep you informed of important developments within the Veterans Treatment Court movement to include news, legislation, media coverage, resources, funding opportunities, special events and more. Please pass this along to anyone you feel would be interested in receiving information on Veterans Treatment Courts. All of this and much more is also available at www.JusticeForVets.org, the National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Courts.

Below is your SITREP for 5/17/10

VA Secretary Shinseki visits the Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court

On April 6, United States Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, a retired four-star general in the U.S. Army, continued his outstanding support of Veterans Treatment Courts by visiting the Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court.

Click here to read about the visit.


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Justice For Vets SITREP

  • Regular update on Veterans Treatment Courts

  • News, legislation, media coverage, resources, funding opportunities, special events

  • Links back to JusticeForVets.org


Legislation

Legislation

  • Services Education and Rehabilitation for Veterans (SERV)

    • Would provide $25 million in grants for new/existing VTCs

    • Violent offender language

  • State Legislation

    • Establishment of VTCs

    • Sentencing Mitigation

    • Establishment of Statewide Task Forces


Questions

Questions?

Brian Clubb

877-266-1374, ext. 35

[email protected]


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