Veterans Court

Veterans Court is a voluntary diversion court program serving military veterans with mental health or substance abuse problems charged with certain misdemeanor or felony crimes. It authorizes a judge to expeditiously and efficiently divert veterans with service-related issues into available veteran treatment programs without compromising the safety of the public.

The purpose of Veterans Court is to reduce recidivism by emphasizing treatment and rehabilitation as an alternative to incarceration for veterans, while also requiring offender accountability and increasing public safety.