Diversion of veterans with criminal justice involvement to treatment courts: Participant characteristics and outcomes
Source: Psychiatric Services Journal
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People in Recovery from Substance Use, People with Criminal Justice System Involvement, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Suicide Prevention
This is a comparative study that examines the outcomes for veterans who navigated Veteran Treatment Courts (VTC), Treatment Court (TC) and those that did not go through either of those. Results demonstrate that each of the groups has a set of characteristics related to employment, program enrollment, days in jail, etc. Individuals who went through the CTCs had better outcomes due to the approach and support they received.