Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

Veterans Treatment Courts

In September 2010, the Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs directing the VLSC to complete certain objectives over a period of three years. At the time the grant was awarded, it was recognized that Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) were rapidly growing across the nation. In an effort to further understand the value of such programs, the VLSC was tasked with the collection and organization of relevant statistical data from VTCs around the country.

To accomplish this task, the VLSC developed an electronic survey for VTCs to fill out in an effort to ensure that specific data points are reported in a uniform manner. The aim of collecting this data is to provide a better understanding of the impact that VTCs have on the criminal justice system.

Veterans Treatment Courts Survey Responses

Select any of the following survey questions to see data submitted by Veterans Treatment Courts from around the country. The VLSC will periodically update the information on this webpage as more surveys are received.

  1. Please briefly describe the structure of your program as it functions within the court system.
  2. In total, how many Veterans have been considered for acceptance into your Veterans Treatment Court program/track/docket since your program was established?
  3. What is the number of Veterans considered for acceptance into your Veterans Treatment Court program/track/docket? (Please list by individual year.)
  4. Out of the total number of Veterans considered for acceptance, how many were accepted as participants since the start of your program?
  5. Out of the total number of Veterans considered for acceptance, how many were accepted as participants? (Please list by individual year.)
  6. Since the start of your program, how many male Veterans have been accepted?
  7. Since the start of your program, how many female Veterans have been accepted?
  8. What are the requirements that your Veterans Treatment Court utilizes to determine if a Veteran is eligible for acceptance into your program?
  9. On average, how long does it take a participating Veteran to graduate/complete your program?
  10. Since the start of your program, what is the total number of Veterans who have successfully completed/graduated?
  11. Since the start of your program, what is the total number of Veterans who have been accepted into the program, but have failed to complete/graduate?
  12. Of the Veterans who participated in your program, how many received each of the following discharges?
  13. Of the Veterans who participated in your program, how many served in each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces?
  14. Of the Veterans who participated in your program, how many were charged with the following offenses?
  15. Of the Veterans who participated in your program, how many served in the following military campaigns?
  16. In total, how many days of incarceration have been avoided through participation in your program?
  17. What are the cost-related savings realized by your program?

Survey results last updated August 29, 2013.

This project was supported by Award No. 2010-DD-BX-0685 awarded by the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs; however, the opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on this webpage are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice did not conduct the collection of this data.

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