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Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court

Program Overview

The Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court provides trauma-informed services to veterans with a misdemeanor charge who are in need of behavioral health treatment.

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Clients Served Last Year:

195

Program Contact:

Rachel Field, LMHC
Project Coordinator

Funding Generously Provided by:

SAMHSA and private donations.

Contact Information:

Brooklyn Criminal Court
120 Schermerhorn Street, Room 5-2
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 404-9509
RField@nyctasc.org

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Program Description

The Problem:

An estimated 60% of incarcerated veterans struggle with a substance use disorder. These veterans have complex needs that must be addressed with appropriate services and through a special problem-solving court. However, at times, veterans may not be eligible for specialty courts due to the lack of having a felony charge or having an other-than-honorable discharge.

Our Solution:

Address all veterans’ complex needs through peer services, trained case management, and psychological evaluations, no matter their discharge.

How We Do it:

Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court provides in-depth assessments, screenings, case management, and connections to community-based services for veteran misdemeanants. Regardless of their discharge status, they are connected to the substance abuse, mental health, housing, and health care services they need. For program participants with a history of trauma and/or substance abuse, the evidence-based practice Seeking Safety is implemented.  In addition, the veterans have access to same-day, on-site neuropsychological assessments, in-depth trauma screenings, and peer mentoring.

How You Can Help:

To support Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court with a gift, donate here or call (516) 539-0150 x117.

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The Outcomes of Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court

Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court reduces the negative impact that service-related trauma has on veterans, and subsequently on the community. By addressing veterans’ specific needs in an individualized and dignified manner, the program restores individuals to health and happines by treating them in a holistic way that honors their contributions.

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