Veterans Treatment Court

Functions

Veterans Treatment Court is a Veteran Specialty Court designed for adult offenders who have been convicted of a non-violent offense who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness or substance abuse.

Purposes of the Program

The goal of Veterans Treatment Court is to decrease the number of recurrent arrests that result from mental health and substance abuse issues by sending offenders to treatment for their mental health and substance abuse issues rather than jail.

Requirements for Participants

Veterans Treatment Court participants must make regular court appearances before the designated Veterans Court judge. Frequent and random drug/alcohol testing for participants, substance use counseling, a system of behavior modification based on incentives and sanctions, and community supervision by the Veterans Treatment Court Team.

For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Director Dennis McGuire at (309) 888-5360.


Veteran Court Mentor

Mentors should meet with the mentee at least once a week either by phone or in person. Mentors should attend the mentee’s court dates (when possible).

Mentors are veterans or current service duty members who understand the struggles that veterans face like PTSD (and other mental health issues) and substance abuse as a result of their services to this country.

View the Mentor Manual for details about the program and to apply as a volunteer.

For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact VTC Mentor Coordinator Michele Hansen-Hoback at (309) 888-5943.