Veterans Treatment Courts

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Veterans treatment courts target the root causes of veterans' criminal behavior. The goal of these courts is to resolve criminal cases through treatment and support. In these courts, veterans take part in a program tailored to address their needs. As part of the program, participants meet frequently with a judicial officer, other veterans, treatment providers, mentors, and support teams.

Eligibility Requirements

Are You Eligible for Veterans Treatment Court?

Veterans treatment courts accept all military branches – including reserves and National Guard. Eligibility requirements for veterans treatment courts will differ slightly from court to court. Most veterans treatment courts accept certain types of felony cases, and require participants to:

  • have served in the military,
  • plead guilty in a criminal case,
  • and be experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), substance abuse, or other diagnosed mental health disorders,
  • agree to participate in a 15 - 18-month program.

Veterans Treatment Court Eligibility Flowchart

   General Resources Link                  Veteran Services link              You may be eligible for veterans treatment court

Veterans Treatment Courts in California

California currently has veterans treatment courts in the counties below with more under consideration/development.


Veterans Court Locations

County Veterans Court/ County Veterans Services Meeting Time Contact

Alameda

Veterans' Court
Dept. 107, 661 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Alameda

County Veteran Services
6955 Foothill Blvd, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94605

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm;
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bruce Choy

Amador

County Veteran Services
Mail: 810 Court St.
11041 American Legion Way
(at Hwy 49 & New Airport Rd.) 
Jackson, CA 95642

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Terry  Sanders

Butte

County Veteran Services  
2445 Carmichael Drive     
Chico, CA 95928

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 11:30 am;
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm. APPT. ONLY

Friday 
8:00 am – 11:30 am and 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
WALK IN

Hannah Williamson

Calaveras

County Veteran Services
509 East Saint Charles Street 
San Andreas, CA 95249

Monday – Friday,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chele Beretz

Colusa

County Veteran Services
251 E. Webster St. 
Colusa, CA 95932

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Elizabeth  Kelly

Contra Costa

County Veteran Services  
10 Douglas Drive, #100    
Martinez, CA
94553-4078

Monday – Thurs., 
9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm;

Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nathan D.  Johnson

Del Norte County Veteran Services  
810 “H” Street      
Crescent City, CA 95531
Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Aaron Goodwin

El Dorado

Department 4
1354 Johnson Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Second Thursday Julie Incopero

El Dorado

Veterans' Court
495 Main Street
Placerville, California 95667
Second Mondays at 2:30 p.m. Shana Sams
El Dorado

County Veteran Services  
130 Placerville Dr., Ste B             Placerville, CA 95667

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lance L. Poinsett
Fresno

County Veteran Services                
1320 E. Shaw Avenue, Ste. #105       
Fresno, CA 93710

Monday – Thursday,
8:00 am – 4:00 pm;
Friday,
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Charles Hunnicutt

Glenn County Veteran Services  
525 W. Sycamore St., Ste. A5
Willows, CA 95988
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cindy Holley

Humboldt County Veteran Services              
825 5th Street, Room 310      
Eureka, CA 95501-1172
Monday – Friday,
8:30 am – 12:00 pm;
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rena Maveety

Imperial County Veteran Services  
217 South 10th St.              
El Centro, CA 92243
Monday – Thursday,
7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Robert  Avila

Inyo County Veteran Services  
207 West South Street      
Bishop, CA 93514 
Monday – Thursday,
7:00 am – 4:00 pm; Outreaches observed on Thursdays

Yvette Mason

Kern

Veterans' Court
1215 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301

One time per year in October Terry McNally
Kern County Veteran Services  
1120 Golden State Avenue               Bakersfield, CA 93301

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dick Taylor

Kings

Veterans' Court
460 Kings County Drive, Suite 101
Hanford, California 93230

Weekly

Yadira Amial-Cota

Kings

County Veteran Services
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.          
Hanford, CA 93230

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Scott Holwell

Lake

Veterans' Court   
255 N. Forbes Street      
Lakeport, CA 95453   

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

Melissa Perry

Lake

County Veteran Services               
255 North Forbes Street     
Lakeport, CA 95453

Monday – Friday,

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saul Sanabria

Lassen

County Veteran Services               
1205 Main Street     
Susanville, CA 96130

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Cathy Strudle

Los Angeles

Veterans' Court
Veteran Administration Regional Building, Room 116
James W. Wadsworth Building
11303 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90073

Meets 1-2 times per week. Approximately 30 participants.

Christine Moore

Los Angeles

Veterans' Court
Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 4th Street West 
Lancaster, California 93534

 Meets monthly

Jim Henderson

Los Angeles

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Los Angeles

Veterans' Court   
Compton Courthouse, Dept. 5
200 W Compton Blvd        
Compton, CA 90220

Karen Ackerson Gauff

Los Angeles

County Veteran Services  
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall     
1816 S. Figueroa Street    
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ruth A. Wong

Madera

County Veteran Services               
200 W. 4th St.               
Madera, CA 93637     

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Charles Hunnicutt
Marin

County Veteran Services     
10 North San Pedro Rd., Suite 1010           San Rafael, CA 94903    

Monday – Thursday,
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sean Stephens
Mariposa

County Veteran Services               
P.O. Box 774               
5085 Bullion St.               
Mariposa, CA 95338

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Robert Johns
Mendocino

County Veteran Services               
P.O. Box 839               
405 Observatory Ave.       
Ukiah, CA 95482      

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Alice Watkins
Merced

County Veteran Services               
P.O. Box 112               
3376 N Hwy 59, Ste. D    
Merced, CA 95341     

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
John Ceccoli
Modoc

County Veteran Services   
202 West 4th Street, Suite F,                Alturas, CA 96101   

Monday – Thursday,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Harry Hitchings
Mono

County Veteran Services               
County Services Building
207 West South Street     
Bishop, CA 93514     

Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm;
Outreaches observed on Thursdays
Yvette Mason
Monterey

Monterey County Veteran Services                
1200 Aguajito Road, Suite 3
Monterey, CA 93940  

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 11:00 and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Appt. Only Wes Morrill

Monterey

Veterans' Treatment Court, Dept. 10
240 Church Street
Salinas, California 93901

First Thursday of each month Nona Medina
Napa

County Veteran Services               
650 Imperial Way                
Napa, CA 94558

Monday – Friday,
7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Patrick Jolly
Nevada

County Veteran Services               
988 McCourtney Rd.         
Grass Valley, CA 95949

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kevin Edwards
Orange

Orange County Veterans
Treatment Court
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, California 92702

Every Tuesday Kim Parsons

Orange

County Veteran Services                
County Operations Center, Bldg. B 
1300 South Grand Avenue               
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Monday and Wednesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm; Tuesday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Marco Martinez
Placer

County Veteran Services                
1000 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 115        
Rocklin, CA 95765   

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jonn Melrose
Placer

Veterans’ Court/Homeless Court, Dept. 33
10820 Justice Center Drive
Roseville, California 95677

1st Friday of the month Justin Sherman

Plumas

County Veteran Services                           
Health and Human Services Center, 
270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206                 
Quincy, CA 95971-9216

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Jimmy LaPlante
Riverside

County Veteran Services               
4360 Orange St.               
Riverside, CA 92501

Monday – Thursday,
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grant Gautsche
Riverside

4100 Main Street
Riverside, California 92501

Wednesdays and Fridays Maury Benemie
Sacramento

Veterans Treatment Court, Dept. 9
720 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Twice per month, on the first and third Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm. Yvette Woolfolk
Sacramento

County Veteran Services               
2433 Marconi Ave.               
Sacramento, CA 95821

Monday – Friday,

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lester Heatley
San Benito

County Veteran Services               
649 San Benito Street    
Hollister, CA 95023

Monday – Tuesday 
8:00 am – 4:30 pm;
Fri. 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
George Dixon
San Bernardino

Veterans Treatment Court
247 W. 3rd St.
San Bernardino, California 92415

Wednesdays
Case conferencing:
11am - noon

Court review hearings:
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Deborah Cima
San Bernardino

County Veteran Services                   
175 W. 5th Street, 2nd Floor,                
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0470

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Frank Guevara
San Diego

Veterans Treatment Court, Dept. 34
220 West Broadway
San Diego, California 92101

Tuesdays Scott Brown
San Diego

County Veteran Services       
5560 Overland Ave., Suite 310      
San Diego, CA 92123

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Wilfred Quintong
San Francisco

County Veteran Services  
2 Gough St.             
San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday – Thursday,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dorian Carr
San Joaquin

County Veteran Services               
105 S. San Joaquin St.           
Stockton, CA 95202   

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virginia Wimmer
San Joaquin

Veterans' Court, Room 89
222 E. Weber Avenue
Stockton, California 95202

Virginia Wimmer

San Luis Obispo

County Veteran Services               
801 Grand Avenue 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408   

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Christopher Lopez
San Luis Obispo

Veterans Treatment Court
1055 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Fridays Rosana Ortiz
San Mateo

Location 1:
Veterans Treatment Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, California 94063

Location 2:
Military Diversion Court
400 County Center
Redwood City, California 94063

Location 1: Twice a month

Location 2: Monthly

Micheal Scott Peyton
San Mateo

County Veteran Services               
550 Quarry Road                 
San Carlos, CA 94070

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Norman Aleman
Santa Barbara

Building E
312 East Cook Street
Santa Maria, California 93454

Amy Lopez
Santa Barbara

County Veteran Services               
624 W. Foster Road, Suite A        
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Monday – Friday,
8:30am – 5:00 pm
Rhonda Murphy
Santa Clara

Veterans' Court   
115 Terraine Street    
San Jose, CA 95110   

Veronica Marchello
Santa Clara

County Veteran Services               
68 N. Winchester Blvd.      
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Monday – Friday,
8:00am –  5:00pm
Marion Moses
Santa Cruz

County Veteran Services               
842 Front St.               
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 
APPT. ONLY; and Wednesday, 
8:00 am – 12:00 pm  DROP INS ONLY
Dean Kaufman
Shasta

County Veteran Services               
1855 Shasta St.               
Redding, CA 96001

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 11:30 and
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tommy Key
Sierra

County Veteran Services                          
Health and Human Services Center  
270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206                    
Quincy, CA 95971-9216

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jimmy LaPlante
Siskiyou

County Veteran Services               
105 E. Oberlin Rd.               
Yreka, CA 96097

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Victor  Magdangal
Solano

Veterans Treatment Court
600 Union Avenue
Fairfield, California 94533

Every other Friday, 1:30 pm Cynthia Garcia
Solano

County Veteran Services               
675 Texas Street, Suite 4700                
Fairfield, CA 94533

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am –  4:00 pm Ted Puntillo

Sonoma

County Veteran Services               
P.O. Box 4059               
3725 Westwind Blvd., Ste. 101                Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Monday – Thursday; Drop ins 8:30 am – 9:45 am; Afternoons by appointment Chris Bingham
Stanislaus

Veterans' Court   
800 11th Street    
Modesto, CA 95354

Mondays Kelly Myers
Stanislaus

County Veteran Services               
3500 Coffee Road, Suite 19        
Modesto, CA 95355   

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Ryan Kegling

Sutter

County Veteran Services               
Suite 300               
5730 Packard Ave.                
Marysville, CA 95901

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Marvin King Jr.

Tehama

County Veteran Services      
955 Main Street, Suite C    
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Monday and Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm APPT. ONLY Kelly Osborne

Trinity

County Veteran Services  
P.O. Box 1230     
101 Memorial      
Weaverville, CA
96093     
Monday – Thursday, 10:00am –  4:00pm

Patrick Meagher

Tulare County Veteran Services  
3350  W. Mineral King       
Visalia, CA
93291

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm    (moving May 19th)

Ken Cruickshank

Tulare

Veterans' Court   
221 South Mooney Blvd, Room 206      
Visalia, CA 93291  

Brian Curt
Tuolumne

County Veteran Services               
105 Hospital Rd.               
Sonora, CA 95370     

Monday – Friday,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Monday and Friday APPT. ONLY;
Tuesday-Thursday WALK INS
Michelle McMaster
Ventura

County Veteran Services                 
5740 Ralston St., Dept. #304              
Ventura, CA 93003

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
By appointment only
Mike McManus
Ventura

Ventura County Veterans Intervention Program, Dept. 37
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, California 93009

Thursdays at 2 pm Jill Barrios
Yolo

County Veteran Services               
120 West Main Street, Suite A                Woodland, CA 95695

Monday – Friday,
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Salvador Torres
Yuba

County Veteran Services     
5730 Packard Ave., Suite 300                 Marysville, CA 95901

Monday – Friday,
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Marvin King Jr.

Court and General Resources for Veterans

Court Resources for Veterans

Notification of Military Status Form: Form MIL-100
Let the court know if you were in the armed services or reserves.
You may have certain rights or protections.

California Penal Code 1170.9 details Veterans Treatment Court eligibility requirements and protections.

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) has information and resources for Incarcerated Veterans.

The organizations below have further resources dedicated to providing veterans with legal services:

General Resources for Veterans

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) has information on veteran healthcare, housing, education, employment, and benefits.

The links below connect veterans with support, services, and further information:

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