Veterans Treatment Court

I. Eligibility for Veterans Treatment Court

The Shawnee County, Kansas VTC is divided into three different tracks: a Diversion, a Post-­Imprisonment Supervision (PIS), or a Probation Violator track.

  1. All Tracks 
    1. Qualifying Veterans must have served in the armed forces of the United States of America.
    2. Qualifying Veterans must be eligible to receive benefits from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs, and
    3. Qualifying Veterans must be a resident of Shawnee County, Kansas.
    4. Qualifying Veterans must have a Clinical/Mental Health/TB! Need as determined by a verified assessment.
  2. Diversion Track: 
    Qualifying Veterans must meet the requirements set out in the Shawnee County District Attorney Veteran's Treatment Court Diversion Program Policy available in the DA's Office or online at: https://www.snco.us/da/veterans_treatment_diversion.asp   
  3. Presumptive Prison: 
    In order to be eligible for the Presumptive Prison Track:
    1. Qualifying Veterans must not have been convicted of any of these offenses
      1. Off Grid Offenses
      2. Sex Offenses
      3. Drug Felonies Levels 1-4
      4. Any crime resulting in serious bodily harm or death
      5. Any crime arising out of the act of a drive-by shooting
      6. Any offenses requiring interstate compact supervision
      7. Defendants convicted of felonies prohibited by subsections C. l .c. and C. l .d. may be admitted to VTC on a case by case basis given the facts and circumstances of the case with the consent of the prosecution.
    2. Qualifying Veterans must be deemed high risk as determined by a verified Criminogenic Risk assessment (Veteran must score a 22 or higher on the WRNA, a 20 or higher on the LS/CMI and a 24 or higher on the LSIR).
  4. Probation Violator Track: 
    In order to be eligible for the Probation Violator Track:
    1. Qualifying Veterans must not have been convicted of any of these offenses:
      1. Any crime resulting in serious bodily harm or death
      2. Any crime arising out of the act of a drive-by shootings
      3. Sex Offenses
      4. Drug Felonies Levels 1-4
      5. Any offense requiring interstate compact supervision
      6. Defendants convicted of felonies prohibited by subsections D.1.a. and D.1.d. may be admitted to VTC on a case by case basis given the facts and circumstances of the case with the consent of the prosecution.
    2. Qualifying Veterans has to have committed a-violation of their probation that is either substance abuse, TBI, and/or mental health related. New law violations will only be eligible on a case-by-case basis with the consent of the prosecution.

    3. Qualifying Veterans must be deemed high risk as determined by a verified Criminogenic Risk assessment (Veteran must score a 22 or higher on the WRNA, a 20 or higher on the LS/CMI and a 24 or higher on the LSIR).
  5. Kansas Fights Addiction Funding and VTC Eligibility: 
    1. Must have Served in the US Military.
    2. Veteran is not eligible to receive Veteran's Health Administration benefits.
    3. Services provided are for substance use disorders (SUDS) and recovery support and mental health issues in conjunction with substance abuse disorders.

**Funding was specifically requested to help this demographic in writing**