Veterans Treatment Courts and Domestic Violence
Published by: Hon. Michael Denton, Glenna Tinney, Brian Clubb
As Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) continue to increase in number throughout the country, many have shown themselves more willing than other types of treatment courts to accept veterans with domestic violence charges.
This webinar will define and distinguish domestic violence and intimate partner violence (IPV); examine the magnitude of IPV, the significance of context, and IPV’s intersection with combat-related conditions; explain what VTCs are and how they operate; present considerations VTCs must make if accepting veterans charged with domestic violence offenses, and discuss whether domestic violence courts are a better option for justice-involved veteran accountability and victim safety.