About The Seattle Veterans Treatment Court
SMC VETERANS TREATMENT COURT GOALS & OBJECTIVES
The VTC is a voluntary court-monitored long-term therapeutic treatment program that addresses the mental health and and/or substance abuse issues of the veteran defendant. SMC VTC is a collaboration between the Seattle Municipal Court, the Seattle City Attorney's Office, Associated Counsel for the Accused, the King County Department of Community and Human Services, the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Through the combination of structured support provided by the court, and health care and other social service resources provided by the Federal and State Departments of Veterans Affairs, the City expects to see a reduction in recidivism and an increase in veterans accessing needed services from the VA and community-based providers.
Defendants participating in VTC will receive assistance establishing VA benefits, which include:
Veteran - A former member of the United States Armed Forces who has been discharged either Honorably or Generally under honorable conditions with at least two years of active duty service. Participants must be eligible for VA Health Care Services.
Clinical Criteria - at least one of the following:
As well as:
*Veterans with major mental illnesses may be deemed ineligible and more appropriately referred to MHC.
Domestic Violence cases are ineligible for Veterans Treatment Court
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