Our Mission

The mission of the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court is to enhance public safety and empower veterans to be productive members of the community by providing a judicially-supervised, therapeutic Court that ensures accountability and recovery.

What is the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court?

In 2015, Williamson County began a Veterans Court docket in County Court at Law 2. The Williamson County Veterans Court works collaboratively with the VA and other veteran community organizations to provide a program that utilizes evidence-based best practices that will help veterans get back on track to being productive members of our community, while reducing recidivism and improving public safety. The goal of the Veterans Treatment Court is to promote public safety and assist veterans or current members of the U.S. armed forces through a collaborative, coordinated system of Court supervised treatment that ensures accountability, while empowering veterans to become integral and productive members of our community.

How Can I be Considered for the Veterans Treatment Court?

If you are a veteran who has served your country and you are charged with a misdemeanor crime, you may be eligible to participate in the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court program. Admission to the Court is not automatic and requires a connection between the misdemeanor that you are charged with and your military service.

What Happens in the Veterans Treatment Court?

Participants will be assessed to see if they qualify for disability compensation, pension, educational benefits, vocational, housing, employment, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, and/or medical services.

You may receive support from fellow veterans through the Peer Mentor Program.

An individualized treatment plan will be created to meet your needs and my include substance abuse and/or mental health treatment.

You will appear frequently before the Veterans Court judge for progress hearings.

What is the Mentor Program and How Does it Work with the Court?

The Williamson County Veterans Court relies on the cooperation and collaboration of many Veterans Service Organizations and community treatment agencies. The Court also relies on Peer Mentors. Mentors are Veterans of the different Armed Forces who volunteer their time to assist the program participant through the Court process. Their mission is to provide the participant support, encouragement and assistance in navigating VA and local services. Peer Mentors are trained and may have served in Vietnam, Desert Storm/Shield, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Afghanistan. Participants are assigned a mentor who is there to support them through their journey. The Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court will be held at the Williamson County Justice Center located at 405 Martin Luther King St. in Georgetown, Texas. Veterans Court will begin at 4:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month in County Court at Law 2.

Your family and friends are welcome to observe the Williamson County Veterans Treatment Court or attend Court with you.

For More Information

Jo-Ell Guzman
Specialty Courts Coordinator

 TitleModified DateSize
Initial Screening Application4/12/2018235.26 KB
Participants Handbook 11/13/2019481.58 KB

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Supported by Texas Veterans Commission

This program is supported by a grant from the Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. The Fund for Veterans' Assistance provide grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For mor information, visit TVC.Texas.gov