Veterans Treatment Court
The mission of the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court is to promote public safety and assist Veterans or current members of the U.S. armed forces through a collaborative, coordinated system of court supervised treatment that ensures accountability, while empowering Veterans to become integral and productive members of our community.
In 2015, Williamson County began a Veterans Court docket in County Court at Law 2. The Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court will work collaboratively with the VA and other Veteran and community organizations to provide a program that utilizes evidenced-based best-practices that will help Veterans get back on track to being productive members of our community, while preventing reoffending and improving public safety.
Veterans will be assessed by Veterans Affairs or local Mental Health Authority to determine if they qualify for disability compensation, pension, educational benefits, vocational, housing, employment, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, and/or medical services. Individualized treatment plans will be created to meet the Veterans needs and may include substance abuse and/or mental health treatment.
Veterans may receive support from fellow Veterans through the Military Veteran Peer Network. Each Veteran will work with the MVPN Coordinator and be encouraged to connect with a Peer Mentor for support, encouragement and assistance in navigating VA and local services.
A Case Manager\Probation Officer provides case management and supervision of participants in the Veterans Treatment Court. Participants are required to report to the Case Manager\Probation Officer during the term of the program. Randomized alcohol/drug test are conducted by the Probation Officer who also conducts home visits and curfew checks. The Probation Officer is part of the treatment team and works collaboratively with the other members of the team and assist in referring the Veteran to various VA related programs and services to assist them in achieve their treatment goals.Click Here for more information on the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court.