Situation normal all forces united in veterans court: From the perspective of a California court of appeal justice and mentor


This article by a California Court of Appeal justice presents her perspectives and experiences in a Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). She volunteered as a mentor in a Veterans Treatment Court every week for nine years. From her unique perspective, she compares what happens in a VTC with what goes on in a typical criminal court. Her experience as a mentor demonstrates the lack of connection between mentors and the collaborative team. The author describes the VTC process, how laws dictate much of what happens within a VTC, how veteran/defendants react to the process, and what still needs to be done.

Associated JCOIN Study Title: Veteran’s Court Study (052)

Publication Year: 2023

Lead Author: Eileen C. Moore

Journal: Victims & Offenders

Publication Type(s): Courts