Justice For Vets Announces New Mentor Veterans Treatment Courts
Justice For Vets is proud to announce the 2014 Veterans Treatment Court Mentor Courts!
In conjunction with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Justice For Vets has named Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court (NY), Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court (OK), Rochester Veterans Treatment Court (NY), and Orange County Veterans Treatment Court (CA) the official Justice For Vets Mentor Veterans Treatment Courts.
These four outstanding programs will help develop, identify and test national best practices and provide technical assistance to communities interested in starting a Veterans Treatment Court. Individuals interested in visiting a Mentor Veterans Treatment Court can apply at JusticeForVets.org.
Justice For Vets’ Senior Director Melissa Fitzgerald and Project Director Joyce Barrow have been on the road visiting each program and taking part in special ceremonies to honor their selection. “These Mentor Courts serve as shining examples of how a community can come together on behalf of its veterans in need,” she said. “They represent the very best of what our justice system has to offer, and they demonstrate to the rest of the nation what is possible when we connect our veterans to the benefits and treatment they have earned. I encourage anyone interested in starting a Veterans Treatment Court to apply today to visit one of these outstanding programs.”
Learn more about the Justice For Vets Mentor Court program and apply for a site visit here.