As part of the services provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Project, Justice Programs Office, a Center at American University’s School of Public Affairs (JPO at AU) conducted a survey to provide a closer look into Veterans Treatment Courts. This survey was developed to provide a snapshot of the range of policies, practices, and services in operating VTC programs. JPO at AU hopes this information will provide the foundation for further data refinement and development, and the continued improvement of these important programs.
This report provides a view into these emerging courts which have spread across the country since their inception in 2008. These courts provide our veterans with treatment and rehabilitation through collaborations with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Benefit Administration, the Veterans Justice Outreach program, veterans organizations and mentors, and community groups.