Veterans Treatment Court
The goal of the VTC is to help connect veterans to services they may need, like:
- mental health treatment and therapy,
- substance abuse counseling,
- job training and employment, and
- help with housing.
VTC participants are intensively supervised by a Deputy Probation Officer. We encourage our participants to make use of the additional resources and services of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veteran’s Service Office. Our participants are required to comply with restitution and attend regular court hearings for progress reviews.
Upon graduation from VTC, participants may qualify to:
- have their fines reduced,
- have probation terminated early, and/or
- have their conviction expunged or dismissed.
You can find eligibility requirements, Frequently Asked Questions, and referral forms on the San Mateo County Probation Department's website. Go to https://www.smcgov.org/probation/veterans-treatment-court-0.
The Veterans Treatment Court is a collaborative program of the following:
- San Mateo County Superior Court
- District Attorney’s Office
- Private Defender Program
- Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Probation Department
The County of San Mateo Veterans Services Office assists veterans and their families with VA benefits and local resources.
For questions and inquiries concerning VA Benefits or local services:
Call: (650) 802-6598
- MIL-100 Form: This form is one way you can let the court know about your military status and allows the judge and sentencing team to consider you for Veteran’s Treatment Court or Military Diversion
Speak to your attorney or probation officer for help filing a MIL-100 Form
More information can be found through the website: MIL-100