All admissions into the VTC will be decided by the VTC team on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration all pertinent information. This includes, but is not limited to, the individual circumstances of the veteran, the charge(s), the facts of the case, the availability of suitable treatment, and the current caseload of the VTC. Not all eligible defendants will be accepted into the VTC.
In order for an individual to be considered for the Forsyth County Veteran’s Court, he or she MUST:
- Reside in Forsyth County
- Must be charged with a criminal offense or currently be on probation in Forsyth County
- Submit a referral form to the VTC coordinator
NOTE: Some defendants will be permitted to enter the program pre-plea. If a veteran is accepted into the program pre-plea then, upon successful completion of the program, the veteran’s charges may be dropped. All other defendants can only enter the program after entering a guilty plea.
- Have served in the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves
- Have a substance use, mental health, PTSD, or other co-occurring diagnosis (A substance user disorder and/or a mental health disorder will be determined by an assessment prior to entry into the VTC.)