veterans

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: