Thursday, October 20, 2011

2012 Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative (VTCPI) Application - Nov 7 DEADLINE!

Note the deadline for applications in this announcement!
"The Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative (VTCPI) is designed to assist jurisdictions in the planning and development of Veterans Treatment Court programs.  NDCI staff and a cadre of Veterans Treatment Court practitioners work with planning teams to shape their programs, develop their policy and procedure manuals, and build team unity.

The 2012 Veterans Treatment Court Application is NOW OPEN!
Application Deadline November 7, 2011
  • Are you looking for ways to assist justice-involved Veterans in your community who are suffering from substance abuse and/or mental health issues?
  • Would you like to be educated on the scientific research and best practices to apply to a Veterans Treatment Court?   
Each session has been designed to familiarize participants with the building blocks of Veterans Treatment Courts.  Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Team Building
  • Mission Statement
  • Target Populations
  • Combat Operational Stress Reactors
  • Evaluation/MIS
  • Sustainability
BJA, in partnership with the NDCI, developed the content of each DCPI program. In offering training and technical assistance through DCPI, BJA demonstrates a commitment to working with local jurisdictions to prevent and control substance abuse and crime.  Representatives from each of these organizations will attend all DCPI events.

Up to 20 jurisdictions will be served through the VTCPI.  Once capacity is reached, a waitlist will be initiated.  Waitlisted teams will be accepted into the VTCPI as space becomes available. Funding for VTCPI is contingent on the availability and amount of FY 2012 funding for the Drug Court Grant Program.

Jurisdictions will be selected to participate in a facilitated 6-month planning process.  Each jurisdiction will be required to complete pre-training worksheets, attend one, five-day VTCPI training program, maintain routine correspondence with program staff, and submit a Veterans Treatment Court implementation plan/draft policy and procedure manual.  The first training in 2012 will take place in San Jose, California, February 6-10.  The dates and location of the second training will be determined at a future date.  Notification of training date and location assignment will be provided by NDCI upon the teams’ acceptance.

Completion of Application
To apply, each interested jurisdiction must complete the on-line Application Form and submit a letter of commitment from the judge. please fax or email your letter to Brian Clubb."
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