Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,000,000)
The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office of Leavenworth County, Kansas seeks this grant to establish a new Veteran Treatment Court (VTC) in Leavenworth County. Veteran Treatment Courts are specialized dockets that utilize therapeutic or problem-solving procedures to address underlying factors that may be contributing to a party’s involvement in the criminal justice system, like mental illness or drug, alcohol, or other addiction. Kansas specialty courts are operated jointly by local county officials and judicial branch judges and personnel.
During the lifetime of the grant, the Leavenworth VTC Team will expand their roles and responsibilities, attend educational trainings, fine tune their VTC model, adopt a VTC policies and procedures manual, and collaborate with others to better serve court users through specialty courts.