Learn about District 11A Veterans Treatment Court from a graduate of the program:

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What Happens in District 11A Veterans Treatment Court?

Entering the District 11A Veterans Treatment Court program is a process whereby:

A special setting of court (similar to drug treatment courts) within the criminal justice system that assists veterans who have pending criminal charges and want assistance from fellow veterans to resolve these matters.

Among other focuses, the Veterans Treatment Court Aims to Address the Following during the tenure of each defendant's program:

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation 
  • ​Healthcare
  • ​Employment 
  • Housing 

What is the process for my case in District 11A Veterans Treatment Court?

  1. You apply to the District 11A Veterans Treatment Court.
  2. The District Attorney determines your legal eligibility based upon your criminal history and current charges. 
  3. You complete a treatment assessment to determine the level of substance abuse and/or mental issues. 
  4. The court approves your legal and clinical eligibility. 
  5. You review the plea agreement with your attorney and enter a plea of guilty or are found guilty. 
  6. After admission to the Veterans Treatment Court, you are assigned to a treatment provider, such as the Veterans Health Administration, where you will receive your treatment. 

About the Veterans Treatment Court



Judicial District 11A (Harnett & Lee Counties) is home to North Carolina's very first Veterans Treatment Court, serving a 60 mi radius around Lillington, NC.

  • You will be assessed by the Veterans Benefit Administration to determine whether you qualify for disability compensation, pension, education benefits, or vocational rehabilitation benefits.

  • You will be assessed by the Veterans Health Administration to determine whether you qualify for housing, employment, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, and/or medical assistance.

  • You will receive assistance from mentors representing the Veterans  Council, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

  • You will be assessed for employment opportunities and assistance by a veterans' representative from Central Carolina Community College.

  • A treatment plan will be developed for you which is individualized to your needs and may include Substance Abuse and Mental Health treatment. 

  • You will be assessed for needs such as having medical and dental care, childcare and receive assistance with those needs.

  • You will frequently appear before the District 11A Veterans Treatment Court Judge for review hearings. 

NC's First Veterans Treatment Court

The program is a collaborative problem solving court that is partnered with:

  • 11th Judicial District Court
  • Chief District Court Judge Jacquelyn L. Lee
  • District Attorney Vernon K. Stewart 
  • Harnett County Clerk of Court Marsha L. Johnson
  • Veterans Health Administration 
  • Veterans Benefit Administration
  • Harnett County Veterans Services 
  • Central Carolina Community College 
  • and Many more community partners