What we do


The mission of the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is to promote public safety through accountability and responsibility. We assist and support Veterans and their families as they move through a coordinated effort among the court and community-based Veteran services, while improving their quality of life, thereby leaving no Veteran behind.


How does it work? 

Veterans Treatment Court is a voluntary, court-supervised, intensive treatment court for U.S. Military Veterans charged with misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or felony offenses who are struggling with addiction, mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.  The Court consists of five phases totaling a minimum of 16 months.  The length of Veterans Treatment Court can be extended, if necessary.

Substance use treatment (and mental health disorders) is an integral part of the VTC.  Drug and alcohol treatment includes intensive outpatient treatment, weekly community-based recovery groups and regular drug screening.  The Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator and your Military Veteran Mentor will assist you with navigating through the different phases. The Coordinator can also assist you with referrals to other agencies for vocational training, education support or employment.

VTC is a great program. It helped me achieve my goals. I am now clean and sober. The person I was before, and who I am now, are two different people. I tell everyone about the VTC!
— A.S (Army Veteran)