Shawn Mills Attorney at Law 702 Forest Ave. Pacific Grove, CA (831) 372-3000

Veterans Treatment Court

Eligibility Requirements

Are You Eligible for Veterans Treatment Court?

Important: Having a case moved to a VTC must usually be done through a court order from the judge in the case, and not by contacting the VTC directly. If you are a veteran and have a criminal case, please consult with your attorney to find out whether you can participate in a VTC.

VTCs accept all military branches – including reserves and the National Guard. Eligibility requirements vary by county, but most VTCs accept certain types of felony or misdemeanor cases and require participants to:

  • Have served in the military,
  • Plead guilty in a criminal case,
  • Be experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), substance or other diagnosed disorders, and
  • Agree to participate in a 15 – 18-month program.