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Implementation of a Veterans Court in the Glendale City Court

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Glendale City Court Veterans Treatment Court Abstract


Glendale City Court Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is requesting federal funding in the amount of $157,554    to implement an evidenced - based Veterans Treatment Court that supports our Veteran population involved in the justice system. Glendale City Court VTC will operate as a pre and post-adjudication misdemeanor program and a deferred misdemeanor adjudication program. Glendale City Court VTC will operate as a Type B Veterans Treatment Court, accepting both violent and non-violent veterans depending on the circumstances of the offense. The program will exclude offenders that used a firearm in the commission of a crime, or which resulted in serious injury or death. The grant will be used for: 1) Frequent substance abuse testing that is in line with evidenced-based practices for Specialty Treatment Court programs, according to the recommendations made by the Veterans Administrations screening. 2) Small supply purchases needed for the program 3) An additional Court docket specifically to address the VTC participant population. VTC expects to serve a population of approximately 20 veterans in the first year, expanding to 40 veterans in the second year with up to 120 veterans benefiting from the grant over the four years of implementation.


The criteria for VTC inclusion is: served in the United States military,   National  Guard or Reserves; a resident of Maricopa County ; has mental health and/or substance abuse disorders requiring treatment and the support of the VTC team. The exclusionary factors for our program include dishonorably discharged; not a Maricopa County resident; pending deportation; has an extraditable warrant; and has a conviction of a sex offense.


The Glendale City Court program will encompass substance abuse treatment ranging from inpatient to relapse prevention/maintenance including medically assisted treatment (MAT).


Glendale City VTC program will adhere to the following NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards. Standard #1: Target Population (page 3-6); Standard #2: Equity and Inclusion (page 6); Standard #3: Roles and Responsibilities of the Judge (page 11); Standard#4: Incentives, Sanctions and Therapeutic Responses (page 12); Standard #5: Substance Use Disorder Treatment (pages l 0-11); Standard #6: Complimentary Treatment and Social Services (page 13); Standard #7:  Drug and Alcohol Testing (page 12); Standard #8: Multidisciplinary Team (pages 13-17); Standard #9: Census and Caseloads (pages 12-13); and Standard #10: Monitoring and Evaluation (page 10-13). Glendale City Court VTC is not leveraging any other federal funding resources.

Date Created: December 17, 2021