Shelby County District Attorney's Office Veterans Court occupies a unique space among our specialty treatment courts. Designed with the needs of those who served our Country in mind, Veteran’s Court seeks to rehabilitate our veterans with the understanding that their challenges may be unique and the tools that are available to assist them are equally unique. Participants in the program must, first and foremost, have been a veteran who served in a branch of our Country’s Armed Forces. Participants must have a charge that qualifies for the Court and are required to complete a rigorous program, typically no shorter than a year, which focuses on the veteran’s unique issues. Whether that may be substance abuse, mental health, or PTSD related challenges, Veteran’s Court seeks to provide participants the wide-ranging services available to them specifically based on their veteran status. Participants must demonstrate that they can remain clean of drugs and alcohol, complete all the recommendations of their case managers, and satisfy all of their financial obligations to the Court before they can successfully graduate from the program. One of the greatest assets of our Veteran’s Court, and one of its most special features, is the involvement of a group of retired veterans who serve as mentors to the programs active participants, helping to guide them to success in the Court.