This training provides the foundation for successful veterans treatment courts. Developed in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Office of Justice Programs at the the U.S. Department of Justice, this training 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 training program is offered at no cost to your jurisdiction.
Accepted programs participate in a six-month facilitated process that includes both online and in-person trainings, as well as follow-up consultation from expert training staff. At the end of foundational training, 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 training step, including completion of pre-training online modules and homework, and attending the full, live training
- One point of contact for all training coordination
- Pre-training 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 Training Dates
Training dates are identified once your program is accepted. The application period for 2023 trainings has closed, but you can apply to join the waitlist.
There is no cost to your jurisdiction for this training. This program is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Apply to Join the Waitlist
Project Director, Justice for Vets
Ten Key Components of Veterans Treatment Courts
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the Justice-Involved Veteran Population
Dispatch From the Front Lines: Mentor Roles and Boundaries
Veterans Treatment Court Roles and Responsibilities
When Thank You Is Not Enough Ep. 1
Identifying, Preventing, and Managing Professional Burnout in Working With Justice-Involved Veterans
More Than Just PTSD: Survivor Guilt, Traumatic Grief, and Moral Injury
Effectively Engaging Participant Families and Primary Support Networks
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Sample Document: New Staff Training Guide
Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards