You are either a current or former member of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves.
If you are a former service member you must be eligible for benefits through the VA. Assistance with determining eligibility will be provided by the VJO.
If you are a current service member you must be available* to participate for at least 14 months. (* Being active duty does not exclude you from participation in the VTC; however, your command staff will need to ensure that you will be “reasonably available” to participate in the program.) Current member; You must disclose any Permanent Change of Station or deployment orders.
You must be currently residing in the State of Washington and able to comply with the program requirements.
You cannot have any other criminal charges or holds that will interfere with treatment.
You must agree to participate in and be subject to the rules, regulations and sanctions of VTC.
You must be amenable to treatment and motivated to participate in the program.
You must agree to sign a limited release of information to allow communication for purposes of VTC between the VA/medical professional/treatment providers and the Pierce County District Court Probation for the duration of the program.
Attend scheduled court reviews
Appear at all court hearings
Attend probation appointments and comply with the terms of supervision
Complete a drug and alcohol evaluation and/or a mental health evaluation as recommended and follow all recommendations made by your selected treatment provider. Examples of treatment may include but are not limited to:
Sober support meetings
Participate in prosocial activities including but not limited to employment, community service or participate in community events
If the Veterans Treatment Court program sounds like a program that you or a family member may want to participate in, contact your attorney and inform them of your interest.