Celebrating Veterans Day and Veterans Treatment Courts
This Saturday, Veterans Day, is a time to recognize all those who have served in the armed forces. At the National Drug Court Resource Center, we are taking this time to highlight how treatment courts provide justice to those who fought to defend our freedom.
Veterans treatment courts, a relatively new type of treatment court, are designed to serve veterans facing criminal charges through structure, treatment, and mentoring. The courts often imitate the rituals of the military and connect veterans to services available to them through the VA.
In 2016, American University’s Justice Programs Office published a report detailing the most predominate features of VTC programs and the implementation of VTCs in a wide range of jurisdictions.
The full report is available on the NDCRC website