WHY WE SERVE
We Need Your Help
Drug Testing minimal testing twice a week for the entire program of 18 - 24 months. ($6.00 - $8.00 per test). Sometimes because of severe alcohol issues, more sophisticated devices such as SCRAM tethers are used.
Transportation many veterans do not have transportation and bus passes or alternative methods must be found so veterans can get to the VA, court, other treatment facilities and/or community based programs.
Food at times veterans do not have enough cash to buy food for themselves and their families.
Mental Health Evaluation at times veterans present with complex mental health issues that required community resource involvement.
Unemployment in general veterans have a higher unemployment rate than their peers. Veterans in the criminal justice system have an added barrier to finding employment. Finding employment for veterans is vital to their ability to succeed during and after their participation in the program.
Legal services veterans in the program may have other legal issues such as family law matters, license issues, warrants, etc. Attorney involvement is often necessary to address these problems.
Challenge Coins are a time honored military tradition. They are presented to service members to mark achievement. The Macomb Veterans’ Treatment Court will present coins to veterans that graduate from the program.
Incentives these are awards given to veterans for program compliance. It may be a handshake, applause or store certificate.
Education because Veteran Treatment Court’s are relatively new and continually evolving, ongoing education of team members is essential.