Veterans Treatment Court Studies and Statistics

Justice For Vets maintains a comprehensive library of studies and publications from the nation’s leading agencies and experts on substance abuse, mental health and the intersection of veterans in the criminal justice system.  

Veterans in the Criminal Justice System: A Local Snapshot
The Travis County (TX) Veterans Intervention Project has released a report detailing veterans’ involvement in the criminal justice system over a three month period. The report surveyed all veterans arrested during this period and compiled data detailing how many veterans are arrested each month, the rate of recidivism, what charges were filed, and whether veterans had received services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Read the report.

An Inventory of VA involvement in Veterans Courts

Risk of Incarceration and Other Characteristics of Iraq and Afghanistan Era Veterans in State and Federal Prisons

US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report on Veterans in Prison or Jail

US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Substance Use, Dependence, and Treatment among Veterans

An Achievable Vision: Report of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health

RAND, Center for Military Health Policy Research, Invisible Wounds of War, Summary and Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries

Gains Center Consensus Report; Responding to the Needs of Justice-Involved Combat Veterans with Service-Related Trauma and Mental Health Conditions