Vet Court Con 2013


The nation’s first conference dedicated to Veterans Treatment Courts and justice-involved veterans

The inaugural Vet Court Con concluded Thursday, December 5th marking the closing of the nation’s first conference exclusively dedicated to Veterans Treatment Courts. Nearly 1,000 attendees were on hand for the historic event which featured 104 training sessions spanning over 200 hours of education. Highlights included United States Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary General Eric Shinseki and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, each delivering powerful keynotes demonstrating their support for Veterans Treatment Courts; General Barry McCaffrey (ret.), Major General Butch Tate, Colonel David Sutherland (ret.); and the swearing-in of 89 volunteer veteran mentors who completed a two-day mentor boot camp to become the first graduating class of the Justice For Vets Mentor Corps!

Check out pictures and video from the Opening Ceremony, the Closing Ceremony and the Justice For Vets Mentor Corps Boot Camp!


L to R: VA Secretary General Eric Shinseki helps kick-off Vet Court Con, the swearing-in of the Justice For Vets Mentor Corps, Justice For Vets Senior Director Melissa Fitzgerald presents the Justice For Vets Congressional Leadership Award to Congresswoman and Combat Veteran Tulsi Gabbard, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Martin Dempsey addresses attendees during the Closing Ceremony.