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1- What is Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)?
Please see the mission statement
2- Who may be accepted into the VTC?
You must provide proof that you served in the United States Military. The information will be confirmed with the Veterans Administration. Any false or misleading statements to the court will result in being removed from VTC and possible criminal charges.
3- What type of charges are accepted into the VTC?
Misdemeanor charges in Maricopa County Justice Courts may be transferred to the Veterans Treatment Court with the permission of the Presiding Justice of the Peace for the court you were cited into.
4- How do I make a request for transfer to the VTC?
Ask the court you are cited into what you need to do. The request must come from that Judge.
5- I need help in addition to this criminal charge?
The court will provide options for the criminal charge. The court may also be able to help with jobs, housing, bus passes, groceries, etc.
6- What is a 1010?
This is a form from the VA that confirms your military status and identifies any benefits you may have. The court does NOT receive a copy of your medical records. Completing this form will not change your rating. This is requited no matter what your current status is.
7- What is an ROI?
This is a release of information. It allows the the organizations or persons listed to talk about your treatment plan to better serve you.
8- I have a dishonorable discharge, can I still request to be transferred?
Maybe, please ask for the case to be transferred and the Judge will review your case.
9- I have a civil citation, can I request a transfer to VTC?
Only if another charge is criminal.
10- What does the court expect from me?
A 100% commitment to follow the direction of the court. You will get out of the court what you put into the court.
11-What happens if I miss a court date?
It is your responsibility to make sure you appear. If you fail to appear you will most likely be removed from VTC. It is your responsibility to ensure the court had your most recent contact information.
12- How long do I have to get the 1010 and ROI back to the court?
The court must receive it within ten working days from your initial appearance (or as ordered by the Judge) or you may be removed from VTC.
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