Contact Information

Alexis Timm
Kingman Veterans Court Coordinator
Phone: (928) 753-8072
atimm@courts.az.gov

Veterans Treatment Court

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"LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND"

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Armed Service BadgesWhat is the Veteran's Treatment Court?

Veterans Treatment Court is a problem-solving court that is intended to serve Veterans struggling with addiction, serious mental illness, PTSD and/or re-occurring disorders as well as any other issues the Veteran may have, including housing, employment, and education. The Court promotes sobriety, recovery, and stability through a coordinated response that involves cooperation and collaboration with the City Attorney, Defense Counsel, the Veterans Administration and other local agencies to give each participant the opportunity to be a productive, healthy Veteran and citizen.

 
 
Who is Eligible?

Eligibility is evaluated by the Veterans Treatment Court team on a case-by-case basis. General requirements include:

  • Service in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reside within the local area
  • Have a demonstrated treatment need that is treatable.
The Veterans Treatment Court Process

ScalesDefendants with military service will be identified by the Judge at the Court’s Initial Appearance or Arraignment. The case will be referred to the Prosecuting Attorney and the Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator to determine eligibility. Each participating Veteran will have signed a Release of Information (ROI) with the VA pertaining to their case allowing the Court, Prosecutor, Defense Counsel and the VA to collaboratively review the records regarding the Veteran’s case. Once eligibility is determined and all sides agree for the Veteran to enter the program, the case is then placed on the Veterans Treatment Court Docket. The Veteran will then appear before the Veterans Treatment Court Judge on a regular basis. The Court will require the Veteran participating in the program to follow through on treatment that is recommended by the clinical staff for the duration of the program.   

Completion of Program

Upon completion of the Veterans Treatment Court program, participants are given a certificate of completion. Depending on the sentencing option used by the Court, some cases are either reduced or dismissed. 

The Veterans Treatment Court Goals

rolled flagThe goal of the Veterans Treatment Court is to restore Veterans to being successful, contributing members of the community. The Court focuses on ensuring that Veterans entering the criminal justice system make contact with specific programs to address the root causes of the behavior that resulted in the Veteran becoming a defendant in the criminal justice system. With the expertise of the VA, very real and underlying issues facing these Veterans can be addressed through specialized treatment programs offered by the VA and other Veterans assistance and mental health agencies. By having a Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator involved, the process for obtaining services by the Veteran will be streamlined. Many Veteran and local agencies work together to help stabilize the Veteran on a case-by-case basis. Ultimately, the best outcome for the Veteran, the Court, and the Community is the goal of the Veterans Treatment Court Program. 

Kingman’s Veterans Treatment Court

The Kingman Municipal Court, under the leadership of City Magistrate Jeffrey Singer, started its Veterans Treatment Court on December 9, 2015. The objective of the Court is to give Veterans who faithfully served their country a second chance by offering them treatment for their substance abuse and/or mental health issues rather than incarceration. This is done under the supervision of the Veterans Treatment Court team. The Veterans Treatment Court meets twice monthly on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Kingman Municipal Courthouse.

The Kingman Veterans Treatment Court has a mentor program where eligible Veterans complete specialized training and are then assigned as mentors to participants in the Veterans Treatment Court program. Mentors serve as an ally and resource for their assigned Veteran as they progress through the program.

The Court also hosts a Veterans Resource Team meeting and luncheon once a month. This allows representatives from the community to discuss and network about what resources are available to our local Veterans regardless if they are participants in the Veterans Court or not.


KINGMAN VETERANS TREATMENT COURT

All held at Kingman Municipal Court, 219 N. 4th Street, Kingman, AZ 86401

2019 CALENDAR

VETERANS TREATMENT COURT IS HELD AT 1:30 PM

STAFFING WITH VTC TEAM MEMBERS HELD AT 9 AM

(VETERANS RESOURCE TEAM LUNCHEON MEETINGS IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAYOR'S CHALLENGE TO END VETERANS HOMELESSNESS HELD AT NOON ON STRIPES DOCKET DATES)

(MENTORS LUNCHEON MEETING HELD AT NOON ON STARS DOCKET DATES)

 STRIPES DOCKET (PHASE ONE)
(VRT LUNCHEON AT NOON)

 STARS DOCKET (ALL PHASES)
(MENTOR LUNCHEON AT NOON)

 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

 

2020 CALENDAR

VETERANS TREATMENT COURT IS HELD AT 1:30 PM
STAFFING WITH VTC TEAM MEMBERS HELD AT 9 AM

(VETERANS RESOURCE TEAM LUNCHEON MEETINGS IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAYOR'S CHALLENGE TO END VETERANS HOMELESSNESS HELD AT NOON ON STRIPES DOCKET DATES)

(MENTORS LUNCHEON MEETING HELD AT NOON ON STARS DOCKET DATES)

 STRIPES DOCKET (PHASE ONE)
(VRT LUNCHEON AT NOON)

 STARS DOCKET (ALL PHASES)
(MENTOR LUNCHEON AT NOON)

 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29
 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
 WEDNESDAY, MAY 6  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
 WEDNESDAY, JULY 8  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16