Veterans Treatment Court
Veterans' treatment court uses a hybrid integration of drug court and mental health court principles to serve military veterans, and sometimes active-duty personnel. They promote sobriety, recovery, and stability through a coordinated response that involves collaboration with the traditional partners found in drug courts and mental health courts, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare networks, Veterans Benefits Administration, state Departments of Veterans Affairs, volunteer mentors, and organizations that support veterans and veterans' families (Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2010). are a combination of Drug and Mental Health Courts that serve veterans struggling with addiction, serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Veterans' Treatment Courts promotes sobriety, recovery, and stability through a coordinated response that involves cooperation and collaboration with community and state-wide partners. Veterans' Treatment Courts also rely on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care networks, the Veterans' Benefits Administration, volunteer veteran mentors, and veterans and veterans' family support organizations. [Huddleston & Marlowe, National Drug Court Institute and United States Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Drug Courts and Other Problem-Solving Court Programs in the United States
(July 2011, p 47).]
Veterans’ treatment courts follow the drug court model and require compliance with the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts as outlined in the federal guidelines. Public Act 335 of 2012 outlines the operation of veterans' treatment courts in Michigan.
Veterans Treatment Court Minimum Data Standards
Veterans Treatment Courts will be required to provide SCAO with the specified minimum standard of data.