Developing and Implementing a Veterans' Treatment Court in Michigan
| Cataloged on:
Dec. 12, 2012
ANNOTATION: The creation and implementation of a Veterans’ Treatment Court (VTC) is explained and gives an excellent description of how to begin and run a VTC. “As you read through this document, keep in mind that there is no statutory formula … specifying what is required to constitute a Veterans’ Treatment Court. This is only meant to outline some of the procedures followed in developing the Ingham County Veterans’ Treatment Court, which may pertain to the creation of other such courts” (p. 4). Contents of this guide include: why a VTC; what VTCs are; planning hour program—eligibility, referral, screening, admission, and discharge; program requirements—assessment, treatment, substance abuse testing, program and phase length, and incentives and sanctions; assessing need, capacity, community resources, and staffing; mentoring program; evaluation; funding; drafting the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU); and drafting Local Administrative Orders (LAOs). Appendixes include samples of Order for Establishment of a Veterans’ Treatment Court, program phase outline, veteran welcome letter, consent agreement, participant pledge, and sanctions and incentives.