Knox County Tennessee

Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)

Veterans Treatment Courts are hybrid drug and mental health courts that use the recovery drug court model to serve veterans struggling with addiction, serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.

They promote sobriety, recovery, and stability through a coordinated response that involves cooperation and collaboration with the traditional partners found in drug and mental health courts, with the addition of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care networks and the Veterans' Benefits Administration.

The Veterans Treatment Court model uses volunteer veteran mentors and veterans' family support organizations to help defendants engage in treatment and counseling, as well as partners with local Veterans Affairs offices to ensure that participants receive proper benefits.

Welcome to Knox Recovery Court And Knox County Veterans Treatment Court

Knox Recovery Court now has a special track for veterans in our Knox County Veterans Treatment Court (KCVTC) track.

Representatives from the Knox County Veterans Treatment Court attended the very first National Veterans Treatment Court Conference in December 2013 held in Washington, D. C. Four representatives from Knoxville attended. We especially want to thank the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Administrative Office of the Courts for the assistance with the training.

The KCVTC also became operational in December 2013.

The Knox Recovery Court will continue to provide the evidence-based services to its Recovery Court participants. The well trained, dedicated Recovery Court staff has gotten the Knox Recovery Court is notoriety of superior service that the Knox Recovery Court is now known for.

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