VETERAN COURT MENTORING
WHAT IS A VETERAN TREATMENT COURT?
Veteran Treatment Court is a problem solving court. It is a voluntary 12 month program for Veterans who are struggling with service-related addiction, mental health issues and/or other co-occurring disorders.
Veterans in the program will receive ongoing judicial and probation supervision, with input professionals led by a judge. The Court promotes sobriety, recovery, and stability through a collaboration with the VA, community-based treatment providers and support from a Veteran peer mentor.
The benefits of the program for the Veteran mentee:
Alternative sentencing options
Access to a comprehensive treatment plan through the VA and/or community providers
Vet-to-Vet peer mentor program (ProVetus mentors)
Team of support and case management help increase your chances of success
Reduce criminal recidivism
Stabilize mental health and increase compliance with treatment
Facilitate participant sobriety
Improve access to VA benefits and services
Improve relationships and stabilize basic needs
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY VETERAN TREATMENT TRACK COURT (WCVTC)
MIDDLETOWN, NY VETERAN TREATMENT TRACK COURT
(Mentor candidates must be a Veteran Court Programs)
ProVetus is honored to partner with the New York State Unified Court System 9th Judicial District.
Peer mentors are a critical component of the Veterans Court/Track. The role of the Veteran mentor is to assist Veterans in identifying their needs and to provide vital support that comes from their unique experience. Our mentors act as a coach, guide, role model, and advocate at a time when veteran need this vital support.
Through the use of peer mentors, judicial monitoring, coordinated services and enhanced communication, the Veterans Court/Track seeks to provide veterans with immediate and intensive intervention so that they can successfully reintegrate into civilian life.
For information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Westchester Court Information: Click on the links above for Westchester Court (WCVTC) Participant Handbook or the Policies and Procedures to learn more.
Middletown City Court Information: Coming Soon!
To become a court mentor please click on the application link below to enroll. Once enrolled, each mentor applicant will complete a multi-session training curriculum.
Served in the US Armed Forces
Adhere to the Veterans Treatment Court policies and procedures
Commit to program participation of at least one year
Complete the screening and training process
Meet with Veterans Treatment Court participants
Attend court session as necessary (virtual or in-person)
WCVTC Policies and Procedures pdf
CERTIFIED SPONSOR TRAINING INFORMATION
Training Time Commitment- Mentor candidates have options!
Through our partnership the VA Certified mentor training is conducted through our partner, the ETS Sponsorship Program. Depending on your schedule Mentor Participants can take the training in a Cohort of three sessions or a one day Veteran Cultural Competency Training in order to obtain certification.
Cohort Training events are virtual and run approximately two hours long. Depending on an individual's schedule and when the training is offered, it may take a sponsor a month or two to complete the training and become certified.
Training is conducted with a variety of day and night time time slots for CONUS participants. Training times and dates may be adjusted to accommodate OCONUS partners.