The General Division’s Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) was initiated in November of 2013, and since its inception to the end of 2016, 124 offenders have participated in the program. In order to qualify for participation in this specialty court, the offender must be an honorably discharged veteran, and both males and females are permitted to participate. He or she may or may not have been in combat, and while some VTC offenders have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, it is not a requirement to be eligible for the program. Most participants have a severe drug and/or alcohol addiction, or they are using multiple kinds of illegal drugs and have committed a felony.
VTC participants may be required to come to the courthouse to meet with their probation officers anywhere from one to fives times a week, depending on the severity of their addiction and their offense, and whether or not they are regularly employed, among other factors. The VTC is convened on a biweekly calendar, although if a particular offender is fulfilling the judge’s sanctions and following the probation officer’s instructions, he/she may be required to appear in VTC on a less-frequent basis. The average stay of a veteran in this particular specialty court is 12 to 18 months.
As with all of our specialty courts, the General Division utilizes outside facilities to treat drug and alcohol-addicted offenders. While most VTC participants are treated a Veterans Administration facilities, those who do not qualify for such services may be treated at NOVA House, Cornerstone Project, or Samaritan Behavioral Health.
To assist veterans who are involved in the criminal justice system in addressing the issues that led to their involvement with the Court.
- Any client placed on Community Control or Intervention in Lieu of Conviction in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
- Veterans who have received an Honorable or General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge from the United States Military Services, and drug/alcohol use, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, or other physical/mental conditions was a significant factor in the commission of their offense.
To ensure compliance with Court imposed sanctions and to facilitate placement into a variety of services at the Dayton VA Medical Center and within the community.
Veteran’s Court will be held at the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Building, 41 North Perry Street, Judge Dennis Adkins Courtroom # 1, 3rd Floor @ 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.