The Marion County Veterans Treatment Court (MCVTC) works to identify veterans within the criminal justice system and honor their service by providing a collaborative, judicially supervised, mentor oriented, treatment regime. The goal is to enhance public safety by stabilizing, habilitating and reintegrating dependence-free veterans back into our community utilizing federal and community resources.
To be eligible for MCVTC, a potential participant must:
- For purposes of the MCVTC, the term, ‘Veteran’ means a person who meets one or more of the following requirements:
- A person who served in the active military, naval, or air services;
- A person who has received a service-connected disability rating from the US Department of Veterans' Affairs;
- A person who currently serves or formerly served in the Reserves or National Guard and accomplished the following:
- Completed basic military training under honorable conditions and accomplished the following:
- Met basic technical training requirements for awarding their AFSC, MOS or Rate;
- Completed at least 12 months of their obligated military service in either the Reserves or National Guard;
- Be an adult with qualifying charges filed in Marion County Circuit Court;
- Reside in Marion County or in a residence approved by the Marion County Parole and Probation Department;
- Have a substance use and/or mental health concern that can be addressed through the court;
- Have the mental capacity and ability to appreciate the consequences of the legal proceedings and fully understand the expectations and conditions of the court contract;
- Clear any outstanding warrants; and
- Have a willingness to participate.
Potential participants that meet the above eligibility requirements must complete the following steps before being considered for admission into MCVTC:
- Complete the MCVTC Application Packet, including a copy of DD214 and/or NGB Form 22, 256 or 257 and turn in to the MCVTC Coordinator;
- Attended a MCVTC Hearing, to be scheduled and verified by the MCVTC Coordinator, followed by an Orientation held on Thursdays from 10:00 - noon.
- Complete a Substance Use and/or Mental Health Assessment (conducted by the VA or other approved treatment provider) and provide results to the MCVTC Coordinator.
The MCVTC program is a four-phase intervention program for qualified veterans that lasts a minimum of twelve months. The program involves frequent court appearances, community supervision, programs for substance use and mental health concerns, and random testing for drug and alcohol use. The focus is on building supports for a balanced and healthy life.
The MCVTC team consists of individuals from multiple disciplines and professions who share a commitment to the Veterans Court model of treatment. The team includes the following members:
Marion County Circuit Court Judge
Marion County Circuit Court Coordinator
Marion County District Deputy District Attorney
Marion County Defense Attorney
Marion County Parole and Probation Officer
Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy
Veterans Administration Veteran Justice Outreach Officer
Accredited Veteran Service Officer
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency MemberAdditional Information and Application
MCVTC meets at 10:00 am on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursday of each month at the Marion County Courthouse in Courtroom 1A.