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Time for a Tune-Up?

2023 operational tune-up training is full - join the waitlist!

Research confirms that ongoing training is critical to the success of treatment courts. Operational tune-up training challenges seasoned court teams to self-assess and provides assistance in taking corrective steps to improve policy, practice, and outcomes. Operational tune-up training is free and designed for veterans treatment courts with at least two years’ operating experience.

Operational tune-up trainings for 2023 are full; however, you can join the waitlist by contacting project director Mark Panasiewicz.

Through this training you will:

  • Learn the latest best practices and how they should be applied to your program

  • Revise policies and practices relating to incentives, sanctions, and therapeutic adjustments; target population; and treatment

  • Receive updates on pertinent case law

Operational tune-up training is for veterans treatment courts that:

  • Have two years or more of operational experience

  • Have a committed core team willing to participate

  • Are ready to review team operations and improve program outcomes

What happens at an operational tune-up training?

  • Two-day training

  • Highly interactive plenary workshops and breakout sessions

  • Facilitated discussion about best practice standards, research, program operations, and outcomes

  • Opportunities to review program operations and identify ways to improve outcomes for participants and the program

  • Team-building opportunities

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Required Team Members

Treatment provider
Defense attorney
Law enforcement officer
Probation officer
VJO Specialist
Mentor Coordinator

Three steps to completing your application:

  • Review the online application

  • Submit requested court documents as an attachment with your application (policy and procedure manual, participant handbook, mentor manual, etc.)

  • Submit a letter of support from the state treatment court coordinator as an attachment within the application

Please note, virtual trainings do not require team members to be in the same space to participate in the training. To ensure teams have the optimal learning environment for virtual training, Justice For Vets requests that each team member has the following:

  • A strong internet connection

  • Audio capabilities through the use of phone, tablet, computer, or other connection devices