Clinton County Veterans Treatment Court was started in 2016 to address the growing number of Veterans involved in the criminal justice system. Veterans Treatment Court promotes sobriety, recovery, and stability through a coordinated response involving Clinton County’s Judges, Court Administration, the District Attorney, Public Defender, Adult Probation, the Mental Health Program, Domestic Relations, County Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, there are veteran volunteers, some of whom serve on the Treatment Team and others who serve as Mentors. The goal is to give each program participant the best possible chance of getting back on track as a healthy, productive Veteran and citizen. Just as every Veteran is different, so is every criminal proceeding. There are some individuals who may not be able to participate in this program. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Veterans Treatment Court has no additional costs for the County or the program participants. We hope to offer our Veterans access to needed services, an opportunity to address their justice-related issues and a chance to get “squared-away.”
To promote public safety and reduce recidivism in a cost-effective way by providing veteran offenders with intensive court supervision and a comprehensive, Veterans Administration driven treatment program.