Veterans Treatment Court Foundational Workshop

Tools for planned, new, and existing veterans treatment court programs


This interactive workshop provides the foundation for successful veterans treatment courts and is designed for veterans court programs still in the planning stages, as well as those operating without formal training and/or with significant staff turnover. The workshop is offered at no cost to your jurisdiction.

Accepted programs participate in a six-month facilitated process that includes both online and in-person components, as well as follow-up consultation from expert staff. At the end of the foundational workshop, programs will have developed or improved program structures, policy and procedure manuals, and team dynamics built from the latest evidence-based best practices.

Before You Apply

What you need to apply:

  • A planning committee constituting a full treatment court team (at minimum: judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, court coordinator, community supervision, substance use treatment provider, law enforcement, veterans justice outreach specialist, and evaluator/researcher)
  • Commitment by the full team to participate in every step, including completion of pre-workshop online modules and homework, and attending the full, live workshop
  • One point of contact for all coordination

What’s covered:

  • Pre-workshop consultation
  • Discipline-specific training
  • Selecting the right participants
  • Designing your program from arrest to graduation
  • Overview of substance use disorder and its treatment
  • Sustaining your program through the long term
  • Incorporating service-oriented elements into your program
  • Team building and dynamics
  • And more!

Available Dates

Workshop dates are identified once your program is accepted. 2024 foundational trainings are now full.


There is no cost to your jurisdiction for this workshop. This program is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.


2024 foundational trainings are now full.

Contact Us

Marie Lane
Project Director, Justice for Vets