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2016
Document 030018
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way
By Edelman, Bernard; Berger, Thomas J.; Crawford, Gregory. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
"This white paper is based on a series of interviews, buttressed by personal observations, of key players in half a dozen jurisdictions where Veterans Treatment Courts have been operating with marked success. Neither graphs nor charts nor a plethora of statistics are employed to illustrate the protocols and practices of these therapeutic courts. Instead, proponents and practitioners intimately involved in the founding and operation of these courts relate how they are “the right thing to do” for ... Read More

92 pages
2016
Document 032786
Live Webinar Event for the Release of NIC Publication "Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way [Webinar]
By Edelman, Bernard; Berger, Thomas J.; Russell, Robert, Jr.; Fitzgerald, Melissa; Welch, Patrick; Stefanovic, Nicholas; Crawford, Greg. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
Sentencing alternatives for veterans? There are dozens of specialized courts across the country that employ therapeutic programs to help keep veterans out of jail. "Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way" is a new publication that tells the story of these veterans and the judges, veterans advocates, and treatment professionals who are fighting to ensure a second chance for vets who find themselves caught up in the criminal justice system. The publication w... Read More

95 minutes
2015
Document 029869
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way [Internet Broadcast]
By Henry, Heather French; Berger, Thomas J.; Edelman, Bernard; Stefanovic, Nicholas; Fitzgerald, Melissa; Russell, Robert; Schwartz, John; Burek, Elizabeth; Clark, Sean; Crawford, Gregory. National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This program on justice-involved veterans, highlights the lifesaving role being played by veterans treatment courts (VTCs) across the country. From WWII through the continuing global war on terror, there are approximately 21.5 million veterans in the U.S. today. So many of these men, and increasingly women, return home damaged mentally and physically from their time in service. These wounds often contribute to their involvement in the criminal justice system. As a result, veterans are overre... Read More

151 minutes
2014
Document 028305
Statement for the Record of Vietnam Veterans of America Regarding "Service Should Not Lead To Suicide: Access To VA's Mental Health Care"
By Berger, Thomas J..
This statement explains the position of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) regarding older veteran suicides. Older veterans are over the age of 50. This group commits 66% of all veteran suicides. "VVA strongly suggests that until VA mental health services develops a nationwide strategy to address the problem of suicide among our older veterans – particularly Vietnam-era veterans – it should immediately adopt and implement the appropriate suicide risk and preventive factors found in the "Natio... Read More
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10 pages
2009
Document 030108
Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way: Executive Summary
By Edelman, Bernard; Berger, Thomas J.; Crawford, Gregory . National Institute of Corrections (NIC) (Washington, DC).
This executive summary is for a white paper "based on a series of interviews, buttressed by personal observations, of key players in half a dozen jurisdictions where Veterans Treatment Courts have been operating with marked success. Neither graphs nor charts nor a plethora of statistics are employed to illustrate the protocols and practices of these therapeutic courts. Instead, proponents and practitioners intimately involved in the founding and operation of these courts relate how they are “the... Read More
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