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1 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT

2 Helmet camera captures soldier shot in firefight Video captures an American soldier getting caught in gunfire with the Taliban in Afghanistan. NBC News, Dara Brown reports http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nbcnews.com/

3 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT The Superior Court for San Bernardino County, in partnership with the Probation Dept. and the VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA. Treatment, in lieu of incarceration

4 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT Problems adjusting to civilian life, – Mental Health – Dual Diagnosis Substance abuse – Alcohol – Prescriptions – Meth – Marijuana – Cocaine

5 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT Veterans meet daily for group sessions guided by social workers, and coupled with individualized treatment plans designed by VA psychologists and psychiatrists.

6 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT 18 Months: 3 Stages – Stage I 60 day minimum, sober, stable and sanction free Testing & NA/AA 3x’s wk Court Review every 2 wks – Stage II 120 days minimum w/90 days of sobriety Full time schedule Court Review every 2-4 wks

7 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT Stage III – 180 day minimum – Relapse prevention plan – Court Review every 2-6 wks Aftercare 180 days sober – 180 day minimum, stable and sanction free.

8 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT Graduation Requirements – Completed 180 days stage3 – 180 days continuous sober/stable days – Relapse Plan – Stable & Sober Residence – Fines and Fees paid off – Full schedule Work/School and or volunteer

9 VETERANS TREATMENT COURT Upon successful completion of the VJO program, the Court may consider dismissing the veteran’s court case, Including, where appropriate, reducing the felony conviction to a misdemeanor as a positive reinforcement incentive.

10 QUESTIONS/COMMENTS


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