Our mission is to provide support and rehabilitation opportunities to qualified criminal defendants whose crimes were materially connected to combat injuries suffered as a result of honorable service in the United States Armed Forces.
To qualify for the Veterans Court program, the individual must have served in combat, been injured in combat (including PTSD or related substance abuse issue) and that injury resulted in the commission of a criminal offense. Some offenses are not eligible for entry.
Cases will be evaluated on a case by case basis and may qualify for pre-trial participation. This means the case may be dismissed and the record expunged upon successful completion of the program, giving the veteran a 2nd chance at a productive life in our community.
The program lasts from 6 months to 2 years, depending on treatment needs and rate of progress.