A special court program to divert military veterans away from the traditional justice system and toward treatment for the underlying problems of their criminal behavior opened August 2011 in Lake County. For an inside look at Veterans Court click on the link provided.
60 Minutes hailed Veterans Treatment Courts for providing ‘Justice for our Veterans’ in a story profiling the Harris County Veterans Treatment Court in Texas. Over thirteen million viewers tuned in for the gripping segment that told the story of several veterans who found redemption in Veterans Treatment Court after coming home and struggling to cope with substance abuse and trauma.
This film gives viewers basic information about the Co-Occurring Disorders program, including the following:
Practice philosophy and values;
Basic rationale for integrated services; and
How the evidence-based practice has helped consumers and families.
Is There a Drug Court in Your Town?
Each year, National Drug Court Month (NDCM) shines a light on the collective impact of Drug Courts, DWI Courts and Veterans Treatment Courts. National Drug Court Month is our greatest opportunity to celebrate our work and the countless lives saved, families reunited, and communities made safer.
This May, Drug Courts around the country honored National Drug Court Month by holding events with the theme "Drug Courts: A Proven Budget Solution."
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