We would like to accept some individuals charged with violent offenses into our veterans treatment court. Will that impact our ability to apply for federal funding through BJA for our veterans treatment court?

The “violent offender” prohibition does not apply to BJA grants awarded with veterans treatment court funds. Grantees are required to follow the 10 Key Components, which include targeting the correct level of risk and need and considering safety and impact on treatment and interventions for all Veterans Treatment Court participants.