Key Components

Ingham Count Veterans’ Treatment Court has adopted, with slight modifications, the essential tenets of the ten key components as described in the US DOJ Publication entitled Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components, in combination with the ten essential elements of mental health courts.

  • KC 1 – Veterans’ Treatment Court integrates alcohol, drug treatment, and mental health services with justice system case processing
  • KC 2 – Using a non-adversarial approach, prosecution and defense counsel promoted public safety while protecting participant’s due process rights
  • KC 3 – Eligible participants are identified early and promptly placed in the Veterans’ Treatment Court program
  • KC 4 – The Veterans’ Treatment Court provides access to a continuum of alcohol, drug, mental health and other related treatment and rehabilitation services
  • KC 5 – Abstinence is monitored by frequent alcohol and other drug testing
  • KC 6 – A coordinated strategy governs Veterans’ Treatment Court responses to participant’s compliance
  • KC 7 – Ongoing judicial interaction with each veteran is essential
  • KC 8 – Monitoring and evaluation measures the achievement of program goals and gauges effectiveness
  • KC 9 – Continuing interdisciplinary education promotes effective Veterans’ Treatment Court planning, implementation, and operation
  • KC 10 – Forging partnerships among the Veterans’ Treatment Court, the VA, public agencies, and community=based organizations generates local support and enhances the Veterans’ Treatment court’s effectiveness