Justice For Vets Wraps Historic Conference

Record Attendance Makes Vet Court Con the Nation's Largest Conference on Justice-Involved Veterans

The 3rd Annual Vet Court Con brought together the largest gathering of Veterans Treatment Court personnel ever assembled. Thousands of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, volunteer veteran mentors, VA employees and treatment professionals were on hand for four days of scholarship, fellowship and innovation. Vet Court Con, held in conjunction with the NADCP Annual Training Conference, featured over 150 hours of cutting edge education, incredible Opening and Closing ceremonies, Capitol Hill Day, and the 7th National Veteran Mentor Corps Boot Camp.

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald is named honorary Veteran Mentor by Judge Robert Russell before delivering keynote remarks during the Opening Ceremony

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy is presented with the Justice For Vets Champions Award by Senior Director Melissa Fitzgerald

Throughout Vet Court Con attendees packed in to sessions to learn the latest science and best practices

A contingent of Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court personell prepare to meet with Congress during Capitol Hill Day

Veterans Treatment Court graduate Tim W. speaks at a special briefing on addiction, mental health and veterans

The 7th class of the Justice For Vets National Veterans Mentor Corps is sworn in during the emotional Closing Ceremony

MSNBC Host Chris Matthews delivers keynote remarks during the Closing Ceremony of  Vet Court Con