Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court

Honoring sacrifices made for our country, Buffalos Veterans Treatment Court serves as an alternative to the traditional legal system with the purpose of keeping Veterans out of jail who are non-violent offenders. Working closely with VA, Judge Robert Russell and his staff help Veterans successfully deal with personal issues they sometimes face after military service. Buffalo was the first city in the nation to establish a veterans court in 2008. Since then over 175 veterans courts have been established around the country.

Phoenix Veterans Court Serves as Model for Others

Many veterans who come home after their deployment find transition to civilian life can be rife with isolation, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress. That’s why Phoenix set up a special veterans court working with veterans towards rehabilitation rather than simply incarceration or other penalties that do not address underlying issues.


Veterans Treatment Court Graduate

Nick, a decorated combat Marine, talks about his experience in Veterans Treatment Court at the NADCP 17th Annual Drug Court Training Conference.