Veterans Court is an initiative in the 7th Judicial Circuit designed to focus on the distinctive needs of veterans in the criminal justice system.
Modeled after the drug court program already in place in the county and other veterans courts around the country, Veterans TreatmentCourt is meant to help vets who find themselves on the wrong side of the law as they struggle with the often unseen scars of war andcoming back to civilian life
Those meeting initial requirements must admit to the crime they are accused of committing and then are required to complete the 12-to 18-month program, which often includes community service time and drug treatment.
During their time in the program, veterans must stay employed if they are able to work, submit to drug testing and attend all VAappointments for treatment.
Once completed, they are eligible to have charges dismissed or their records expunged.
Richard O. Watson Judicial Center, 4010 Lewis Speedway,, St. Augustine, Florida 32084, United States
Cynthia Thompson via email or (904) 827-5626
VETERANS TREATMENT COURT
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT