A Veterans Treatment Court, the first of its kind located on a major military installation, was recently established at Fort Hood. The Veterans Treatment Court on Fort Hood (VETS Court) will work to divert veterans with service-connected mental health or substance abuse disorders out of the court system and into enduring treatment solutions. The VETS Court will offer community supervision and treatment provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as an alternative to federal convictions for qualified veterans charged with committing misdemeanors while on Fort Hood. Individuals seeking to get involved in supporting veterans in the VETS Court are encouraged to contact Magistrate Court on Fort Hood or the Texas Veterans Commission Military Veteran Peer Network.
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