June 8, 2023
Veterans Treatment Court ("VTC")

Veterans Treatment Court ("VTC") is a specialized court. It is available to current or former members of the United States military involved in the criminal justice system. The goal of the VTC is to help connect veterans to services they may need, like:

  • mental health treatment and therapy,
  • substance abuse counseling,
  • healthcare,
  • job training and employment, and
  • help with housing.

VTC participants are intensively supervised by a Deputy Probation Officer. They should also use the services of the Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"). And, they must make restitution to their victims and go to court for progress reviews.

Upon graduation from VTC, participants may qualify to:

  • have their fines reduced,
  • have probation terminated early, and/or
  • have their conviction expunged or dismissed.

You can find eligibility requirements and forms on the San Mateo County Probation Department's website. Go to http://probation.smcgov.org/veterans-treatment-court.

The Veterans Treatment Court is a collaborative program of the following:

  • San Mateo County Superior Court
  • District Attorney's Office
  • Private Defender Program
  • Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Probation Department
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