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
National Drug Court Institute
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
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
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
National Association of
Drug Court Professionals
Justice For Vets: The National Clearinghouse for Veterans Treatment Court
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.