Veterans Treatment Court
The VTC was established on August 13th, 2015 by the Commissioners Court of Comal County. The innovator behind the VTC is Judge Charles Stephens of the County Court at Law No. 2. Judge Stephens saw a need to provide military veterans with an alternative to the traditional criminal justice system. Thus, the mission of the VTC is:
To help Justice Involved Veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the tools they need to reintegrate into a productive, law-abiding lifestyle through a collaborative effort of support, treatment, and accountability that leaves no veteran behind.
VTC is designed to reduce arrests, promote self-sufficiency through sobriety, employment and education, and to help you remain in the community as a productive and responsible member of society. VTC strives to assist you in making positive changes in your life. It is your dedication to the VTC’s goals and rules that will enable you to effect that change.
- Provide each participant with a judicially-supervised treatment program using a variety of methods and treatment options.
- Promote the achievement of educational, employment, and social goals that promote a healthy and productive lifestyle.
- Help each participant become a productive citizen in our community.
- Help each participant abstain from the abuse of substances by treating addiction and other underlying factors, thereby reducing contact with the criminal justice system.