Use this resource from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to learn how Veteran Peer Mentors (VPMs) offer support and encouragement for veterans in the court system by spending one-on-one time with the veteran.
The eighth webinar in the Critical Treatment Issues webinar series presents a Challenging Case submitted to the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University.
This webinar covers issues related to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans treatment courts, including: (1) the prevalence of trauma in justice-involved veterans, (2) how to recognize some symptoms of PTSD, and (3) co-occurring conditions related to trauma exposure.
The focus of this webinar is to educate practitioners about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so that they can identify associated symptoms and issues faced by veteran participants, recognize the impact these have on veterans’ families, and understand how treatment should be tailored to meet eac… Continue Reading The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court
The topics in session 2 addressed focus also on issues faced by the families of veterans, including military family dynamics, perspectives regarding the effect of the military culture on drug use, family functioning, and medical treatment and recovery.
This Webinar describes methods to assist attorneys and other members of a treatment team in diverting the client from his or her own symptoms – not only from confinement. It also identifies some risks inherent in the professional’s exposure to a Veteran’s own traumatic experiences.
The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session on The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Courts that was presented by Judge Robert Russell and Judge Vance. The webinar addresses issues relevant to role of the Judge in Veterans Tre… Continue Reading The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Court
Conducted by the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University. Presented by Major Evan Seamone, Professor of Law and Senior Defense Counsel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and Warden Randall Liberty, Warden of the Maine State Prison and Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserve… Continue Reading Specialized Housing Units for Veterans in Prisons and Jails
The Justice Programs Office, a center in the School of Public Affairs, at American University (JPO at AU) is pleased to present the Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results. As part of the services provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Adult Drug Cour… Continue Reading Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results