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Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)

Program Overview

VTC Judge:  Honorable Michael A. Oster Jr.

Mission Statement

The mission of VTC is to enhance public safety by preventing recidivism, while assisting participants in taking responsibility for their behavioral health issues. VTC shall use effective, evidence-based interventions and treatments in a holistic, accountability-based, community and veteran peer supported approach.

Goals and Objectives

Goal:Assist participants by linking them to Veteran services.
Objective:To provide support to establish a solid foundation in recovery, mental health, and life in general by linking the participant to the appropriate services in a much shorter time frame.

Goal: Assist participants to lead a clean and sober lifestyle.
Objective:Participants shall abstain from abusing illegal drugs and prescription medications, which shall be monitored through random/observed drug testing.

Goal:Enhance the community and public safety by reducing recidivism.
Objective:Participants shall be supervised by the Adult Probation Department to ensure additional crimes are not committed.

Goal:Improve living circumstances of participants involved in the Program.
Objective:Participants shall obtain steady employment, stable housing, and establish pro-social relationships while in VTC.

Program Description

Click here for a copy of the VTC Program Description.

Participation Agreement

A Participation Agreement has been created detailing the rights and responsibilities of the participants in VTC. The participant has the right to the detailed, written Participation Agreement outlining the requirements and processes of VTC. The Participation Agreement includes the participant’s right to request the attendance of defense counsel during the portion of the treatment team meeting concerning the participant.  Click here for a copy of the VTC Participation Agreement.

Participant Handbook

A Participant Handbook has been created detailing VTC requirements, rules, phases, incentives, sanctions, and termination criteria. The participant shall receive a copy of the Participant Handbook.   Click here for a copy of the VTC Participant Handbook.

Click here for a copy of the Specialty Courts Application.

For more information please contact the Specialty Courts office @ 513-887-3957.