Veterans Treatment Courts

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Veterans Treatment Courts Veteran's Treatment Courts (VTCs) are a growing therapeutic jurisprudence trend in the United States within the Criminal Justice System (CJS). These new judicial approaches are challenging the traditional roles of Judges, Courts, Jail corrections, County Sheriff's, State Police, Probation Officers, Police Chief's and Police Officers and the VA in affording unique collaborations, diversion alternatives and court sanctions. These Courts are a special docket within the Court system and target Veterans charged with non-violent felony offenses. They are similar to Mental Health, Drug and DUI Courts. All parties are collaborating in this effort to address the needs of military Veterans who turn to various crimes in the aftermath of military service. These Courts address the needs of all Veterans ready, willing and able to abide by the Court sanctions and make the necessary changes in their lives. The need for intervention, services and treatment related to their military service has drastically increased in the last several years, especially with the impact of the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) wars amid a turbulent economy. The rationale is based on the combat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), non-combat PTSD (military sexual trauma), economic hardships, substance abuse, domestic violence and readjustment. Most of these Veterans are law-abiding, but their problems
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