Veterans Court - Denton County

Veterans Courts are programs specifically designed for those service members with a service related injury or disorder that have been charged with a crime; many of whom are also struggling with substance use and/or drug use. The focus is placed on counseling and treatment of underlying conditions rather than on punishment.  The ultimate goal of the court is to provide a pathway within the criminal justice system to get our combat veterans' new lives back on track.

Criteria for admittance:

  • Active duty, Reserves, National Guard or separated from military service (Honorable, General Under Honorable conditions)
  • Suffer from an injury, disorder, or trauma occurring during or resulting from military service
  • Criminal case/charge pending in Denton County
  • Must submit to veterans court screening
  • District Attorney's office has final approval

To apply, the the veteran, or their attorney, should:

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Eligibility

Career Phase:
Discharges Allowed:
  • Honorable
  • General Under Honorable
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Denton
Services Category:
  • Legal Assistance
  • Legal-Criminal and Vet Courts
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
Vet Plus:
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