The 2nd Annual Vet Court Con Takes Place in Anaheim, California

May 29-31,  the 2nd Annual Vet Court Con took place in Anaheim, California. Thousands of 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 gathered for over 75 sessions, including more than 150 hours of education. Beyond synergizing and receiving phenomenal training from the top specialists in Cutting Edge Sessions on Trauma, Treatment, Supervision, Case Management, Incentives and Sanctions, Legal Issues, and more, Vet Court Con attendees had once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the only conference dedicated to justice-involved veterans including:

  • Justice For Vets’ Rock Legends benefit concert featuring the American Vinyl All Star Band
     
  • Theater of War: Soldiers & Citizens Tour’s dramatic reading of Sophocles’ Ajax, an ancient Greek tragedy about the suicide of a great respected warrior played by NADCP All Rise Ambassador and Martin Sheen
     
  • The 2nd Veteran Mentor Corps Boot Camp

[Top-Clockwise]: J4V's Mentor Boot Camp Swearing In; Judge Robert Russell, Gen. Barry McCaffrey (ret.), and Melissa Fitzgerald; ONDCP Acting Director Michael Botticelli; and, the American Vinyl All Star Band

 

Whether you attended the conference or took this year off, we invite you to visit our conference headquarters to browse program handouts and conference materials, watch video highlights of the Opening and Closing ceremonies- including the second annual Veteran Mentor Boot Camp.