A voluntary diversion program in which a team of multi-disciplinary professionals from the criminal justice system and veterans services system work with veterans to address substance misuse and/or mental health symptoms, as well as corollary challenges such as homelessness and unemployment. An individualized treatment plan is developed for each veteran that includes frequent substance testings and treatment appointments at the VA hospital. Veterans proceed through five ranks to graduate from the program. The veterans’ progress is supervised by the VTC Judge at bi-weekly Judicial Reviews.
Mentors are a key element of VTC. Each veteran is assigned a volunteer mentor who is also a veteran in the community. The mentor maintains contact with their veteran participant to provide encouragement, support and advice.
Any veteran of the U.S. military, regardless of branch or discharge status, who:
A veteran can apply to VTC by completing and filing an application. Applications can be obtained from the VTC Clerk (215 S. Hamilton, courtroom 5A; 608-267-8802) and the below link.
VTC is a limited enrollment program. So, not everyone who is interested in, and eligible for, the program can participate. But, the only way to know if you can participate is to apply.