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VETERANS TREATMENT COURT
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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
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.
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
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.
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
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.