This May, Justice For Vets will convene the second Vet Court Con, a conference dedicated exclusively to Veterans Treatment Courts. This historic conference will take place in Anaheim, California from May 28-31, 2014. Registration will be open from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm on May 27th and the conference opens at 7:00 am on May 28th ending at 1:00 pm on May 31st. With over 75 sessions, including more than 150 hours of education, Vet Court Con will offer critical training to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, volunteer Veteran Mentors, volunteer Veteran Mentor Coordinators, law enforcement officers, mental health and drug addiction treatment professionals, VA employees, and many others working in Veterans Treatment Court or with justice-involved veterans.

Just Announced! On May 29, the American Vinyl All Star Band will play a benefit concert for Justice For Vets at the Anaheim Convention Center. This rock and roll Supergroup is made up of members from some of the biggest bands in history and plays an array of hits from the 60's to today. Click here to learn more and get your tickets while they last!

Wondering what sessions to attend and what else is going on in Anaheim? Watch the Vet Court Con attendee webinar here, presented by Justice For Vets COO Carson Fox!

2014 Vet Court Con will be held simultaneously with the NADCP 20th Annual Training Conference.  

There will be just one registration fee which will grant full access to both incredible conferences. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You may still register and pay onsite. If you have any questions please contact Percy Brooks, NADCP Conference Registrar, by email.

 

 
Vet Court Con 2013 Brought Together Nearly 1,000 Attendees
 
 
Vet Court Con curriculum includes: 
  • Veteran Target Population (Who are We Serving?)
  • Resource Acquisition: Building Partnerships with the VA and Beyond
  • Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Treatment
  • Veterans and Substance Abuse 
  • The Courts and the VA: A New Partnership Serving our Veterans 
  • Fundamentals of Veterans Treatment Courts 
  • Special Considerations in Serving Veterans in Rural Areas
  • Veterans Service Organizations in Veterans Treatment Courts 
  • State Departments of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Treatment Courts
  • De-escalating a Veteran in Crisis
  • JAG Officers: Veterans Treatment Courts as an Option 
  • Securing Education and Employment for Justice-Involved Veterans
 
Continuing Education Credits at Vet Court Con
Continuing legal education (CLE) and continuing judicial education (CJE) credits will be offered for attorneys and judges attending the conference.  Continuing education units (CEU) will be offered for mental health and drug addiction treatment professionals. NADCP/Justice For Vets is a NAADAC-approved education provider. 
 
General Hours - 18.5 hours including:
  • Legal Ethics (CLE):  5 hours
  • Ethics (CEU):  2.5 hours (1.25 law enforcement and 1.25 veteran mentor ethics)
 
Veteran Mentor Corps Bootcamp
Veteran Mentor Corps Bootcamp is exclusively dedicated to Veteran Mentors who volunteer in Veterans Treatment Courts.  This two and a half day training is designed specifically to give Veteran Mentors the education and tools to successfully work in these life-saving programs.   For over a year Justice For Vets worked extensively with the Veterans Treatment Court field to develop the training curriculum and successfully graduated the first class of the Bootcamp in December, 2013.
 
The Need for Veteran Mentor Training 
As Veterans Treatment Courts are implemented across the nation, it has become clear that Veteran Mentors training is essential for a successful program.  The Bootcamp is for any veteran who desires to volunteer in an existing Veterans Treatment Court as a mentor. 
 
The Bootcamp will give Veteran Mentors the opportunity to: 
  • Learn best practices to the make their VTC Veteran Mentor program the best it can be; 
  • Know how to effectively work with Veteran Participants in a VTC; 
  • Learn their roles and responsibilities as Veteran Mentors; 
  • Understand the issues facing justice-involved veterans; 
  • Connect Veteran Participants to the local, state and national benefits they have earned; 
  • Interact, connect with and learn from fellow Veteran Mentors from across the nation; and much more! 
 
Taking the Oath
Upon completion of the Veteran Mentor Corps Bootcamp, veterans who participated in the training will stand side by side on stage during the Closing Ceremony at Vet Court Con and take the Veteran Mentor Oath in front of thousands of Veterans Treatment Court professionals from across the nation.