Yellowstone County announces it's first Veterans Treatment Court Program. CAMO expands the service model successfully demonstrated by hundreds of Drug Court programs nationwide. Veterans court specifically serves justice-involved members of the US Armed Forces and their spouses with substance abuse, mental health, and case management needs. Judge Knisely and her team, including attorneys, probation officers, law enforcement, treatment professionals, and VA representatives, work to meet the legal, chemical dependency, psychiatric, and civilian re-entry needs of justice -involved vets. The primary mission is to avoid incarceration while restoring these honorable lives through accountability and community based treatment.
To be eligible, the applicant must be or have been a member of the US Armed Services or the spouse of a Veteran; and have current qualifying legal offense(s). They may have a substance use disorder; co-occurring mental disorder; or simply be in need of case management services (assistance with housing, food, employment, budget, etc); and/or PTSD. the need for any of the following classes: Criminal Thinking, PTSD, Seeking Safety, Life Skills, Parenting, or Motivational Enhancement Therapy.
To make a referral to the CAMO court, please contact: Steve Willis, Veterans Court Coordinator 406-702-4765 Jeri Anderson, VA Liaison 406-437-1686 Jennifer Verhasselt, Clinical Veterans Court Coordinator 406-647-2384