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about us

Friends of Jacksonville Veterans Treatment Court (FOJVTC) is a group of veterans and civilians who have a heart for veterans for whom past military experiences coupled with life's challenges and law enforcement involvement, have derailed their mission of wellness.

The innate military camaraderie that occurs when veterans assist other veterans is the cornerstone of FOJVTC.

This 501C3 was created to address the unique needs of veterans who have had an interaction with the law resulting in an arrest and are living with service-related mental illness and/or substance use issues.

This recovery-oriented system of support also helps veterans by filling short-term, temporary financial gaps that may be barriers to success. FOJVTC supports mentor and staff training and registered veterans actively participating in treatment court.

What is Veterans treatment court

The Veterans Administration and Military Branches provide a vast array of services for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. However, there are some veterans who disconnect from established supports, experience hard times and struggle to make progress. The Veterans Treatment Court is a court-supervised, comprehensive treatment program designed to help individuals with qualifying criminal charges who:

  • Are active military or discharged from military service.
  • Have a documented mental health diagnosis, including but not limited to, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and/or substance use disorder.
  • Have an existing nexus between the offense and diagnoses and military service.

Services offered

  • One-to-one veteran peer mentor support
  • Fill short-term, temporary financial gap to alleviate barriers to success while awaiting long-term resource/benefit approvals.
  • Opportunity to receive specialized substance use and mental health treatment.
  • Assistance in gaining veteran healthcare and services coupled with community supervision, to ensure public safety and accountability.

tax deductable donations

  • Fill temporary, short-term financial gap while veterans await long-term resource and benefit approvals.
  • Training and recruitment of quality mentors for our veterans.
  • One-to-one training sessions from mentors
  • Training of VTC Staff
  • Social functions with veterans and their families
  • Veterans incentives to promote program success and completion.