|Veterans Courts in Illinois||
Last updated: March 2011
Illinois’ Veterans Courts are set-up to meet the special legal needs of veterans and service members who:
Service members and veterans who go to Veterans Court and complete their treatment will have their criminal case dismissed.
Any veteran or service member with a service related illness is qualified to have their case moved to the Veterans Court as long as the:
After their case is moved to the Veterans Courts the veteran must take a health exam. The Veterans Affair (VA) or the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) can give the exam.
Using the results of the health exam, the VA decides the best way to treat the veteran’s issue. This is called the “road map to recovery”
Once the veteran completes the “road map to recovery,” the judge dismisses their criminal case.
Veterans or service members who do not follow their treatment plan will have their case go back to criminal court.
To find out if there is a Veterans Court in your county check with your local circuit clerk.
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