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 Veteran Court Location Meeting Time Coordinator

Alameda

Department 9
1225 Fallon St
Oakland, California 94612

El Dorado

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

Second Thursday Julie Incopero

El Dorado

495 Main Street
Placerville, California 95667
Second Mondays at 2:30 p.m. Shana Sams

Kern

1215 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301

One time per year in October Terry McNally
Kings

460 Kings County Drive, Suite 101
Hanford, California 93230

Weekly

Kelly Baker

Yadira Amial-Cota

Los Angeles

Location 1:
Veteran Treatment Court
At the Veteran Administration Regional Building, Room 116
James W. Wadsworth Building
11303 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90073

Location 2:
Lancaster
Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse

42011 4th Street West 
Lancaster, California 93534

Location 3:
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

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

Location 2: Meets monthly

Location 1:
Christine Moore

Location 2:
Jim Henderson

Monterey

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

First Thursday of each month Nona Medina
Orange

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

Every Tuesday Kim Parsons
Placer

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

1st Friday of the month Justin Sherman
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
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 Diego

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

Tuesdays Scott Brown
San Joaquin

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

Virginia Wimmer
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
Santa Barbara

Building E
312 East Cook Street
Santa Maria, California 93454

Amy Lopez
Shasta

Location 1:
Veterans’ Court/IDP, Room 205
1500 Court Street
Redding, California 96001

Location 2:
Veterans’ Court/WINGS
2680 Radio Lane
Redding, California 96001

Location 2: Third Thursday each month Probation Dept.
Solano

Veterans Treatment Court
600 Union Avenue
Fairfield, California 94533

Every other Friday, 1:30 pm Cynthia Garcia
Tulare

Tulare County Veteran's Court, Room 206
221 South Mooney Boulevard
Visalia, California 93291

Priscilla Elizondo
Ventura

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

Thursdays at 2 pm Jill Barrios

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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