Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) around the nation serve veterans involved in the justice system due to mental health disorders, trauma, and substance use. VTCs help to keep veterans out of jail and prison—preventing the loss of one of our nation’s greatest assets to our families and communities—and connect them with the benefits and treatment they have earned, all while saving tax dollars for the American public.
In July 2022, Shelby County (Memphis, Tennessee) celebrates its 10th year of its VTC program that requires a commitment from participants to receive treatment, supervision and accountability through drug and alcohol testing so they have the tools necessary to reach recovery. In this session, panelists will discuss the trauma Veterans come home with, their mental health disorders, substance use disorder, unemployment, homelessness and the high percentage of suicide. Panelists will describe how Shelby County got started – the challenges and the successes over ten years, and finally hear the story of one of their graduates and his journey to recovery.
-Learn the perseverance and commitment for how successful the Shelby County VTC has been over the past 10 years.
-Implement action items to start or refine a VTC in your communities.
-Identify the benefits of a VTC for those who have served the nation.
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