Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results

Tuesday Dec 13, 2016 - 02:00pm to 03:00pm EST
Event Description: 

Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results

The Justice Programs Office (JPO) at American University will conduct an interactive webinar session entitled, “Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results,” on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. JPO Research Associate Kerwin Henderson will present.

The first Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) was established in Buffalo, New York in 2008. Since then, over 300 VTCs have been established across the country. Building upon the success of drug courts and other problem-solving courts (e.g., mental health courts, DUI courts, family courts, etc.), VTCs were created to address the specific needs of veterans involved in the criminal justice system, including navigating the resources available through the Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2015, the Justice Programs Office, a Center at American University’s School of Public Affairs, conducted a survey to provide a closer look into Veterans Treatment Courts. This survey was developed to provide a snapshot of the range of policies, practices, and services in operating VTC programs.

The resulting report on this project, Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results, provides a view into these emerging courts. The webinar will discuss key findings and their implications for policy and practice. This report was completed as part of our work funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Project.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.

Presenter: Kerwin Henderson, Research Associate, Justice Programs Office, American University

Kerwin Henderson graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a MS in criminal justice in 2012, and received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Quincy University in Illinois in 2011, where he also played football. Kerwin was a student in the Washington Semester Program - Law and Justice during the winter of 2011, and also served as an intern in the DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Prior to joining the Justice Programs Office, Kerwin spent time as a Research Assistant in the University of Cincinnati's Corrections Institute, where he worked on projects dealing with reentry and evidence-based practices in corrections and worked as a residential treatment specialist at a children's home in Kentucky. He is originally from Normal, Illinois.

Organization of the Session:

The presentation will be a 60-minute session with the last 15 minutes of the webinar reserved for questions from participants. The webinar is planned to be interactive with attendees invited to submit their questions in advance (to and during the session.

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If you are not able to participate in the live session, the slides and recording of the webinar will be made available shortly after the webinar and archived at

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Justice Programs Office
Event POC: 
Anna Koozmin
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