U.S. Department of Justice

Veterans Courts Resource Guide

Publication year: 2012 | Cataloged on: Dec. 13, 2012

Library ID

  • 026734

Other Information

  • 2012
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: “The first veteran’s court opened in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2008. The veteran’s court model is based on drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts. Substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration. Typically, veteran mentors assist with the programs. An important issue that has to be addressed is the eligibility for veteran’s courts in terms of whether charges involving felonies or crimes of violence will be allowed. The inclusion of offenders charged with inter-family violence is also of grave concern to policy makers. Links to related online resources are listed below.” Points of entry are: featured links; development of Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs); federal legislation; organizations; and state related materials.
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