July 20, 2017
Veterans Treatment Court ("VTC")

Veterans Treatment Court ("VTC") is a specialized Court available to current or former members of the United States Military involved in the criminal justice system. This is a collaborative program of the San Mateo County Superior Court, District Attorneys Office, Private Defender Program, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA") and the Probation Department. The goal is to improve outcomes for Veterans by connecting them to needed services, such as mental health treatment and therapy, substance abuse counseling, healthcare, job training and employment,, and housing assistance. Participants are intensively supervised by a Deputy Probation Officer, are expected to avail themselves of the services offered by the VA, must make restitution to their victims and must appear in court for progress reviews. Upon graduation from VTC participants may be eligible to have their fines reduced, have probation terminated early and/or have their conviction expunged/dismissed. Further eligibility requirements and forms can be found on the website of the San Mateo County Probation Department at http://probation.smcgov.org/veterans-treatment-court.

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