By Donnie Ryan
San Diego County Communications Office 

Public defender and probation department celebrate 10 years of Veterans Treatment Court

 

Last updated 3/3/2021 at 1:38pm

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Veterans Treatment Court is a collaborative effort between the San Diego County public defender, probation department and district attorney that has been helping veterans and active-duty service members get specialized treatment instead of jail time for the past 10 years.

In February, the San Diego County public defender and probation department celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Veterans Treatment Court, a program that has helped more than 140 veterans and active-duty service members get specialized treatment instead of time in jail.

Established in February 2011, Veterans Treatment Court is a specialty court that considers treatment in place of incarceration when sentencing a defendant who has served in the military and shows symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, depression, anxiety disorder or ot...



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