Veterans Court

Veterans Treatment Court

Veterans face many challenges related to experiences of military service; suffering from wounds such as post traumatic stress, depression, head injuries, mental illness or substance abuse problems which may lead to their involvement in the criminal justice system.  Helping a wounded veteran restore his dignity and get back on his feet on the home front is a win for the community.  Specialized treatment courts have proven effective in addressing the particularized needs of our Veterans, protecting the public and preventing recidivism.

 Mission of Vigo County Veterans Treatment Court

The mission of Vigo County Veterans Treatment Court is to create a collaborative, proactive effort between the court system and community organizations serving veterans; aimed at improving outcomes of veterans involved in the court system who have substance dependency and/or mental illness and increasing their opportunities for success after military service.

 What is the Veterans Treatment Court

The treatment court is a collaboration between various agencies: the Court, the VA, the Public Defender’s Office, the Prosecutors Office, the Probation Department, Community Corrections and many other community partners.  Working together the agencies have created a viable option for a select group of offenders whose treatment needs are better met through intervention rather than incarceration.

Goals of the Veterans’ Court

  • Help Veterans receive the services they need to reach their full potential as productive members of society.
  • Help Veterans navigate the court system, treatment system, and the VA system.
  • Assess Veterans needs and help them adjust back to civilian life.

Court Hours

Court will be held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 1:30 P.M. in Superior Court 1, 4th floor of the courthouse.

 

For questions or concerns please contact:

James Ramer 

Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator

james.ramer@vigocounty.in.gov

 

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Contact Us

Vigo County Courthouse
33 S 3rd St
Terre Haute, IN 47807

  • Fax: (812) 232-1746
  • Phone: (812) 462-3295
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