Veterans Treatment Court FAQs
Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) programming is approximately 12—24 months long based on committed offenses and case specifics.
What is VTC Supervised Own Recognizance (SOR)
When a Veteran is being considered for VTC, and an assessment or pre-sentence report is ordered, the judge may release the Veteran on supervised OR (SOR) with various conditions. While on SOR the Veteran may be monitored by the VTC DPO. This request generally comes from the VTC Judge.
What are the VTC Program Rules?
Examples of VTC program rules/conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Report to the Probation Department, on the Fifth Floor of this building, immediately following my first appearance in Veterans Treatment Court, unless ordered by the Court to appear on a different date;
- Follow all reasonable directives of the Probation Department and Veterans Administration, including any treatment directives;
- Follow all orders of the Court, and appear in Court as ordered and as directed by the Probation Department or Veterans Administration;
- Submit to treatment or counseling as directed;
- Seek and maintain employment/education, as directed;
- Not commit any criminal offense;
- Obey all laws;
- Keep the Probation Department and the Veterans Administration informed of my whereabouts and residence;
- Adhere to all of the rules and regulations of an electronic monitoring program, if placed on any such program;
- Not possess any dangerous or deadly weapons, ammunition or explosives;
- Not possess or use any controlled substances;
- Pay fines/fees/assessments as ordered through the Probation Department;
- Submit to Genetic Marker Testing;
- Submit to search and seizure of my person, my vehicle, or my residence, or any vehicle, residence or area which is under my control, at any time, without reasonable or probable cause or search warrant;
- Submit to chemical testing (blood or urine) for the detection of controlled substances as directed by any probation officer or peace officer;
- Pay any restitution ordered by the Court, whether or not my case is ultimately dismissed, or my conviction expunged as a result of my successful completion of Veterans Treatment Court, and whether or not other fines and fees are deleted/forgiven by the Court; and,
- Comply with all other conditions of probation as ordered or required by law, including fines and fees, entering and completing First Offender or Multiple Offender counseling programs, and Domestic Violence conditions, as applicable.