Dispatch from the Front Lines

The Justice For Vets series Dispatch from the Front Lines is the only online resource for new and existing Veterans Treatment Court professionals as well as Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and DWI Court practitioners serving justice-involved veterans.  Each Dispatch offers guidance on a number of key topics, from higher education to working with Veterans Service Organizations and federal agencies.


Dispatch 5 - Veterans Treatment Courts and the U.S. Department of Labor: Putting Veterans Back to Work

Dispatch 5 focuses on the vital role the U.S. Department of Labor has in Veterans Treatment Courts by connecting participants to the training and employment resources they have earned.  Learn what services and resources are offered by the Department of Labor and read first hand why Veterans Treatment Courts are a vital tool in the fight against veteran unemployment. Download.



Dispatch 4 - State Departments/Commissions of Veterans Affairs: States Providing Invaluable Assistance to Veterans Treatment Courts

Dispatch 4 provides Veterans Treatment Court practitioners a guide regarding the many benefits and resources offered by their state and how to utilize these for Participants in court.  These agencies are second only to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in providing benefits and services to veterans. Download.



Dispatch 3 - Veterans Service Organizations in Veterans Treatment Courts: Coming to the Aid of Their Fellow Veterans

Dispatch 3 discusses the vital role Veterans Service Organizations play in Veterans Treatment Courts and how to work with these organizations.  Veterans Service Organizations provide veterans in court the opportunity to interact with their fellow peers while receiving the help they need to connect with the numerous benefits and resources at the local, state and federal level. Download.



Dispatch 2 - Veterans Treatment Courts Send Veterans Back to School

Dispatch 2 discusses the numerous education and training benefits offered by the VA, and gives guidance to Veterans Treatment Courts to link participants to opportunities in higher education.  Learn how to access these benefits and read first-hand why Veterans Treatment Courts are playing a vital role in putting veterans back in school. Download.




Dispatch 1 - The VBA in Veterans Treatment Courts: Accessing the Full Range of Support

The first Dispatch focuses on the myriad of resources offered to justice-involved veterans through the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), including disability compensation, education benefits and training services such as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E). Learn how to access VBA benefits and read real stories of how connecting with the VBA has affected veterans in Veterans Treatment Court. Download.