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Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative (VTCPI)

In an effort to replicate the success of the first veterans courts, an initiative has been launched to help more communities establish veterans courts.

The 2010 Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative (VTCPI) constitutes the first Veterans Treatment Court training program in the nation. The VTCPI curriculum is a collaborative effort of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI), and numerous veterans treatment court professionals.

Ten jurisdictions have been awarded VTCPI grants. The communities selected are in Orlando, Florida; Cincinnati, Ohio; Augusta, Georgia; San Antonio, Texas; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Kew Gardens, New York; Klamath Falls, Oregon; Elmira, New York; Batavia, New York; and San Diego, California. The grant awards were based on a variety of factors, including the size of, and problems among, the applicants' respective veteran populations.