Veterans Treatment Courts are a relatively new type of hybrid Drug/Mental Health Court that employ the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Specialty Court model in order to serve a growing population: U.S. Military Veterans struggling with addiction, physical and mental health challenges, homelessness, and unemployment. These courts are helping men and women in our local communities who are locked in a cycle of criminal behavior driven by their combat-related mental health and addiction disorders. Working in cooperation with federal, state, and local veterans outreach programs, these unique courts are making our communities safer while restoring dignity to our Veterans on the home front.
SCRAM Systems has been working with Veterans Treatment Courts since the first one was established in Buffalo, New York, in 2010. These hybrid Drug/Mental Health Courts serve a rapidly growing population: U.S. combat veterans struggling with addiction, physical and mental health challenges, homelessness, and unemployment.
Continuous Alcohol Monitoring (CAM) is a proven strategy to help individuals break the stranglehold of alcohol addiction and get their lives back on track. Hear how Veterans Treatment Courts are using SCRAM CAM to make a difference and serve America's heroes.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court works with military veterans charged with non-violent felonies who struggle with drug/alcohol addictions and/or mental health problems. The court originated in 2008 when county officials realized a significant number of individuals entering the criminal justice system were veterans. In October 2008 alone, 158 veterans were arrested in Tulsa County.
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The Lake Havasu City Veterans Court last week received a $20,000 grant toward its use of SCRAM CAM ankle monitors.
Hear Dennis talk about his struggles with alcohol and how SCRAM CAM helped him get his life back on track.