Kingman Veterans Court Coordinator
Phone: (928) 753-8072
What 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
Defendants 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
The 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
VETERANS TREATMENT COURT (1:30 P.M.)
STAFFING WITH VTC TEAM MEMBERS HELD AT 9 A.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
(MENTORS MEETING HELD AT NOON ON THOSE DATES WITH *)
|STRIPES DOCKET (PHASE ONE)||STARS DOCKET (ALL PHASES)|
|WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9||WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23*|
|WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6||WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20*|
|WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6||WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20*|
|WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3||WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17*|
|WEDNESDAY, MAY 8||WEDNESDAY, MAY 22*|
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5||WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26*|
|WEDNESDAY, JULY 10||WEDNESDAY, JULY 31*|
|WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14||WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28*|
|WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11||WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25*|
|WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9||WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23*|
|WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6||WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20*|
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4||WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18*|
(MENTORS MEETING HELD AT NOON ON THOSE DATES WITH *)
*STARS DOCKETS (ALL PHASES)/OTHERWISE STRIPES DOCKETS (PHASE ONE ONLY)
2019 VETERANS RESOURCE TEAM MEETING
- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
- WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
- WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16
- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
(HELD AT NOON IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAYOR’S CHALLENGE TO END VETERANS HOMELESSNESS AND LED BY THE JAVC)