The Veterans Treatment Court program


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Veterans Treatment Court

Many men and women who fought for our country face another fight when they return home. Their battles can include finding and keeping a job and a home, mental health issues, or substance use—which can lead to minor law offenses.

The Veterans Treatment Court, supported by United Way, salutes their service and supports them as they overcome obstacles to success in civilian life.

The program provides area veterans the help they need to get back on their feet and become self-sufficient, rather than serve jail time, and avoid a criminal record that could limit future housing and employment options.

Because the most common struggles returning vets face are related to finding and keeping a job, finances, legal matters, substance abuse, mental health, relationships and homelessness, the Veterans Treatment Court provides a coordinated approach to treating veterans, whether they’re eligible for VA benefits or not.

Participants work with mentors who are also veterans, and who can provide support and guidance for health, employment, legal, financial, counseling, and other services.

As veteran participants reach program milestones, they receive “dog tags” recognizing their resilience, honor, courage and dedication during the course of the program.

The Veterans Treatment Court is supported by a grant from the Maryland Judiciary’s Office of Problem-Solving Courts and many generous donors. United Way of Central Maryland supports Veterans Treatment Courts in Baltimore City and in Anne Arundel County.


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