This Guide will describe several efforts currently underway to address the need for treatment and other services among Veterans in the criminal justice system.  Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) are an example of one approach, although not the only one, and will receive particular attention.  The Guide will discuss the components common to most VTCs and suggest the steps a tribal government may take to implement a certain piece of the model.  One purpose of this Guide is to provide interested tribal governments with a breakdown of how VTCs work and identify the movable parts of various programs that would allow tribal governments to choose the parts it wants to explore using in its tribal justice system.  No less important, the Guide is intended to identify resources available to justice-involved Veterans, regardless of whether their communities have adopted the VTC model.

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