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Veterans Court Committee

Vets in Crisis Get a Chance, Not a Cell

Jerry Klein. Chair
FSC Veterans Treatment Court Committee
Jerry Klein, Chairman
Veterans facing criminal charges who are in need of mental health or substance use treatment may be eligible for Veterans Treatment Court, if they live in one of the growing number of communities where these courts exist. 

Veterans Treatment Courts were developed to avoid unnecessary incarceration of Veterans who have developed mental health problems.

Although most courts work with Veterans of all service eras, communities are often motivated to start these courts by concerns about Veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and encountering legal trouble.