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Veterans Treatment Court

Providing Addiction Recovery and Mental Health Support

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.

The need for a special docket for veterans became clear after 158 veterans were arrested in Tulsa County in October 2008. In December 2008, Tulsa became the first Veterans Treatment Court in Oklahoma and the third in the U.S.

What We Do

Connect vets with resources and benefits they’ve earned
Restore honor and reconnecting vets
Match vets with local volunteer veteran mentors

Important Dates

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.

Current Priorities

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

OUR IMPACT AT A GLANCE >


VTC completion rate is a strong 89%, totaling 170+ veterans who have successfully completed the program, with 100 justice-involved veterans participating at any given time. 

For More Information

Julie Tucker-Trainum
Mentor Coordinator/Case Manager
918.588.8467
jtrainum@tulsavtc.com

This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan.  Learn More

Become a Veteran Mentor

Interested in becoming a mentor? Please complete these forms and email to jtrainum@tulsavtc.com or fax to 918-582-4328.

Veteran Mentor Application  Mentor Background Check

Our Partners

  • Action Steps Counseling
  • Court Services
  • Human Skills and Resources
  • NADCP/Justice for Vets
  • ODMHSAS
  • The Vet Center
  • Veterans Affairs

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