Justice For Vets' Mentor Court Program was created to provide jurisdictions interested in learning more about veterans treatment courts with the opportunity to visit and learn from a network of national mentor court programs. The program is funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Mentor veterans treatment courts serve as model programs for individuals and court teams interested in starting a veterans treatment court, or for established courts interested in learning innovative practices. Applicants are encouraged to apply to be selected for a mentor court site visit.
Visit requests are reviewed based on the needs of the applying jurisdiction, including which mentor court would best serve those needs. If approved, Justice For Vets can fund up to three (3) visitors from an applying jurisdiction. Costs covered include transportation, lodging, and meals. Airline tickets and hotel are paid for directly by Justice For Vets, with other expenses reimbursed upon completion of the visit. All funded visits are required to complete a brief, online evaluation upon their return and before reimbursement.
Director, Justice For Vets