About the Webinar
DescriptionThe Justice Programs Office’s latest webinar examines the various aspects of veterans treatment courts (VTCs). The expert panel discusses the VTC concept and its relationship to drug courts and mental health courts. It delves into the variation in the implementation of VTC programs across the United States, addressing target populations, stakeholders, services available, program requirements, and military culture. Implications of these programmatic variations are explored in conjunction with lessons learned and recommendations for the future of VTC policy, practice, and research.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the manifestation of military culture in VTC protocols and practices
  • Identify the complexities and non-uniformity of military experience
  • Distinguish similarities and differences between VTCs and the more established drug court and mental health court models
  • Recognize ways in which policies and practices vary between VTC programs
  • Recognize challenges and successes in VTC policy, operation, and research
  • Illustrate implications and lessons learned from VTC operations, successes, and challenges to date
  • Understand future directions and needs related to VTC practices, policies, and research