Veterans Treatment Courts allow jurisdictions to serve a large segment of the justice-involved Veteran population. Because a Veterans court judge handles numerous Veterans' cases and is supported by a strong, interdisciplinary team, the judge is in a much better position to exercise discretion and effectively respond than someone who only occasionally hears a case involving a Veteran defendant. VA regularly works with Veterans Treatments Courts across the country through its Veterans Justice Outreach initiative. While VA cannot provide legal services for Veterans, there are a number of resources available. If you need legal assistance, contact your local Veterans Justice Outreach specialist who may know of community resources for legal assistance. More information about Veterans Treatment Courts is available from Justice for Vets.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.