Veterans' Courts: Community of Practice Session

The January 2020 Tribal Community of Practice will focus on justice systems and services dedicated to veterans. Our discussion will revolve around topics relevant to assisting American Indian veterans that include: historical context of warriors within tribal communities, military cultural competency, combat trauma, and resources/practices geared toward restoration. 

Please join the National Criminal Justice Training Center in our dialogue that will encourage idea-sharing to develop well-rounded and informed services for our community members.


Webinar - Innovative Programming for Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Veterans who are incarcerated have unique needs for services, which often include behavioral health treatment. In response, some correctional facilities have developed programming tailored for veterans in their facilities and have curated partnerships with justice programs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration to better serve them.

The Center for Court Innovation developed a platform to share resources with the justice field, Treatment Courts Online: The National Training System for Treatment Court Practitioners. Using this website, treatment court practitioners have access to courses related to adult drug courts, juvenile drug treatment courts, the Veterans Treatment Court model, and Healing to Wellness Courts in tribal communities.

Please join the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) on Wednesday, August 26 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET for the three-hour live-streaming broadcast, “Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way.” The live broadcast on justice-involved veterans will highlight the lifesaving role being fulfilled by veterans treatment courts (VTC) across the country.

The objectives of the live broadcast are to: