Kent County Veterans Treatment Court

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Kent County established a Veterans Treatment Court (KCVTC) in June of 2015 which is located at the 62-A District Courthouse. KCVTC accepts both misdemeanor and felony cases and serves all jurisdictions in Kent County. KCVTC integrates clinical treatment, support services and provides supervision of each participant's probationary case. KCVTC promotes sobriety, recovery and stability through a coordinated response of each Veteran's needs. KCVTC is a voluntary program.

Veterans Treatment Courts Explained - A short video explaining how a new courtroom system is helping struggling vets turn their lives around.

Kent County Veterans Treatment Court - Our Eclipse Award nominated documentary on the Kent County Veterans Treatment Court program.

From the program's inception (June 2015) through March 8th, 2019, the Kent County Veterans Treatment Court has a 90.48% success rate.

Do you have questions about the KCVTC? Contact us and we will gladly help you.
 
If you or your organization would like to donate to Kent County Veterans Treatment Court, donations should be sent to:
The Friends of Kent County Veterans Treatment Court
P.O. Box 3500
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

The Friends of Kent County Veterans Treatment Court (FKCVTC) is a non-profit tax exempt organization, under IRS code 501(C)(3.) Your generous contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor for further details.  Tax I.D. # 81-3762477
 

About the KCVTC

  • What is the KCVTC? (PDF)
  • 10 Key Components of Veterans Treatment Court (PDF)
  • KCVTC Participant Handbook (Interactive) (PDF)
  • KCVTC Phase Overview (PDF)
  • State of Michigan Veterans Treatment Court Statute (PDF)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a veteran as defined by MCL 600.1200(j);
  • Must possess an honorable discharge or general discharge.
  • Must submit to eligibility screening.
  • Must have 24 months of continuous military service or have less than 24 months but have a service connected injury or illness.
  • Must be pending an adult criminal charge within any jurisdiction of Kent County and be a resident of Kent County.  Proof of residency required.
  • Must have substance abuse and/or suffers from mental illness, or both.
  • Must possess the physical and mental capacity to fulfill program requirements.
  • Must not have gone through a Veterans Court program in the past.

Participant Application

  • Signed release(s) of information [ROI] to...
    • Veterans Healthcare Administration [VHA] (PDF)
    • Veterans Center of Grand Rapids [case by case basis] (PDF)
    • Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency [MVAA] (PDF)
  • Signed Participation and Waiver Agreement [PWA] (PDF)

Mentoring

  • How a peer mentor can help (PDF)
  • KCVTC Peer Mentoring Program (PDF)
  • Rules for Mentors (PDF)
  • Mentoring Program Application (PDF)
  • A Manual for Mentors and Mentor Coordinators (PDF)

Presentations & Recognition

  • Terry Hall from KCVTC was recognized during the Parade of Transformation at the Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals Annual Conference, 2019 (Video)

Veteran Resources & Program Schedules

Contact Information

Kent County Veterans Treatment Court
62A District Court
2650 DeHoop Avenue SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Phone: 616-257-9836

Email:  Kent County Veterans Treatment Court


Hours
Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

On the 1st Thursday of each month; the hours are
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM