Veterans Treatment Court Operational Tune-Up

Advanced training to improve outcomes in established veterans treatment courts.


This training is designed for established veterans treatment courts seeking to fine-tune their program to ensure it meets the latest evidence-based best practice standards. Available in person or virtually, tune-up trainings will improve outcomes in your program by expanding your team’s knowledge and skills. Programs must have been in operation for at least two years to be considered.

Each two-day training session is facilitated by seasoned experts with years of experience in veterans treatment courts and other justice-involved veteran programs. Participating teams will review the critical foundational practices of successful programs, gain advanced knowledge leading to higher success rates, and learn about innovative treatment practices.

Before You Apply

What you need to apply:

  • Submission of your policy and procedure manual, mentor manual, and participant handbook
  • A letter of support from your state treatment court coordinator
  • Commitment to participate from the full treatment court team (at minimum: judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, court coordinator, community supervision, substance use treatment provider, law enforcement, VJO specialist, and mentor coordinator)
  • One point of contact for all training coordination
  • For in-person trainings: Participation from at least three teams in the training application

What’s covered:

  • Pre-training assessment and orientation
  • The latest in incentives, sanctions, and therapeutic adjustments
  • Team communication improvement strategies
  • Legal updates
  • Facilitated action planning
  • And more!

Available Training Dates

Training dates are identified once your program is accepted. Applications for 2023 training dates are now closed.


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. If applicable, jurisdictions are responsible for their own travel costs.

Submit Application

Operational tune-up training for 2023 is full. Reach out to us to join the waitlist:

Mark Panasiewicz
Project Director, Justice for Vets