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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Veterans Treatment Program


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Veterans Treatment Program

Q:
What is a Veterans Treatment Program?
A:

Veterans Courts are programs specifically designed for those service members with a service related injury. Or, with a disorder that results in being charged with a crime. Many are also struggling with substance use and/or drug use. The focus is placed on counseling and treatment of underlying conditions rather than on punishment.  The ultimate goal of the court is to provide a pathway within the criminal justice system to get our combat veterans’ new lives back on track.

Q:
How do I apply to the program?
A:
  • The veteran, or their attorney, should contact the Program Manager, Jeff Gilmore, at (940) 349-2188
  • Or complete the online e-mail form
  • Complete the Veterans Treatment Court Program Application Booklet
Q:
What are some of the criteria for admittance into Denton County Veterans Treatment Court?
A:
  • Active duty, Reserves, National Guard or separated from military service (Honorable, General Under Honorable conditions)
  • Suffer from an injury, disorder, or trauma occurring during or resulting from military service
  • Criminal case/charge pending in Denton County
  • Must submit to veterans court screening
  • District Attorney’s office has final approval
Q:
What happens in Veterans Court?
A:
  • The veteran will enter a plea of guilty to the offense and is ordered into the treatment court
  • Initially, the veteran will report to probation/mentor at least once a week
  • Must comply with monitoring/testing/counseling requirements
  • The veterans progress is reviewed weekly by the treatment team
  • Once the program is completed the charge will be available for expunction