Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court

In 2013, the City of Tucson received funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand the existing Tucson Veterans Court to  a Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (RMVTC).   The expanded Treatment Court is a collaboration of the courts of the City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley, Town of Sahuarita, and City of South Tucson. The goal of the RMVTC is to help more southern Arizona Veterans navigate through the municipal court system.  

Coordinated by the Tucson City Court, RMVTC offers Veterans an alternative to jail, or other consequences, which would result from misdemeanor arrests in the participating municipalities. In addition to the expanded geographic service area, SAMHSA funding provides expanded treatment options for the Veterans served.  OPCS is honored to provide trauma therapy for PTSD, substance abuse counseling and peer recovery support services, transitional housing and intensive case management as an alternative to the comparable services offered by the VA.   Other partners include the Veterans Administration (VA), Pima Prevention Partnership, and HOPE, Inc.

Benefits of Veterans Court:

  • Legal advice or representation provided by University of Arizona Law School
  • Current charges/fines may be subject to dismissal or modification upon completion of case plan and court supervision

Services May Include:

  • Mental health screening
  • Trauma therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Linkages to appropriate community-based services, including transitional housing
  • Substance abuse counseling
  • Intensive case management
  • Peer recovery support
  • Volunteer mentoring services

Admission Requirements

  • Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Any person who has served in the military is eligible
  • Willingness to work on treatment plan
  • Veterans must remain drug and alcohol free
  • Veterans not willing to comply with a case plan and court orders are ineligible for Veterans Court