Veterans Treatment Courts
Many veterans will face criminal charges as a result of behaviors prompted by drug or alcohol addiction or serious mental illness. In States where they are available, successful participants in the local Veterans Treatment Court can avoid jail time by utilizing coordinated supportive services. The first Veterans Court was started in Buffalo NY by Judge Robert Russell; veteran treatment courts are now in operation in 24 States.
This website serves as a national clearinghouse of resources on veterans treatment courts, including a list of existing Courts.