Webinar by The Battered Women’s Justice Project: Veterans Treatment Courts and Domestic Violence, August 14, 2015
As Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) continue to increase in number throughout the country, many have shown themselves more willing than other types of treatment courts to accept veterans with domestic violence charges.
This webinar will define and distinguish domestic violence and intimate partner violence (IPV); examine the magnitude of IPV, the significance of context, and IPV’s intersection with combat-related conditions; explain what VTCs are and how they operate; present considerations VTCs must make if accepting veterans charged with domestic violence offenses, and discuss whether domestic violence courts are a better option for justice-involved veteran accountability and victim safety.
- Michael Denton, Presiding Judge, Travis County (TX) Veterans Court and Domestic Violence Court;
- Glenna Tinney, MSW, ACSW, DCSW, Senior Advisor, Military & Veterans Advocacy Program; Battered Women’s Justice Project; Former S. Navy Social Worker;
- Brian Clubb, J.D., Coordinator, Military & Veterans Advocacy Program; Battered Women’s Justice Project; Former Program Director, VTC Planning Initiative, National Association of Drug Court Professionals.