The Veterans Treatment Court helps those who served our nation and who have been charged with a criminal offense and also struggle with drug and/or alcohol addictions, and/or mental health problems. Veterans Treatment Court is modeled after specialty drug courts, such as the one Community Service Council helped to create in Tulsa, which have proven to be effective in handling criminal cases of substance abusers, restoring lives and preventing future arrests.
Tulsa COURTS Program graduations are the last Friday of January, April, July, and October at 10:00 am at OSU Tulsa.
Veterans Treatment Court Mentor Trainings occur every 3rd Thursday of the month facilitated by Tammy Westcott, Program Director for Tulsa COURTS Program, at Fellowship Lutheran Church, 6727 S. Sheridan. Contact Tammy to attend.
Educating the community on veteran issues such as PTSD and TBI
Linking participants to community veteran mentors
Provide support and services so veterans involved in the criminal justice system are returned to productive citizenship
Training courts from across the country on implementing or improving a veterans court in their jurisdiction
Additionally, in November 2016, CSC’s Tulsa COURTS Team members stood in the shoes of our program participants to learn what it takes for them to meet our requirements, in that many rely on the Tulsa Transit system to get to treatment, court, the lab, and supervision appointments. Team members took public transit to these locations, and debriefed afterward on the experience, leading to new ways to support participants in navigating the transit system, and creating a a deeper understanding of the realities that our participants face daily.