INSTALLATION STATUS: Weather Warning 05-029 (Valid 21 May 2017, 8:30PM - Until Further Notice): Heavy rain greater than or equal to 2 inches are forecasted to occur on the Fort Hood Reservation. Weather Watch 05-028 for Fort Hood valid 220430 hrs local until 220700 hrs. Potential for Lightning is forecast to occur within 6 miles of the Fort Hood Reservation.

Weather Warning 05-029 (Valid 21 May 2017, 8:30PM - Until Further Notice): Heavy rain greater than or equal to 2 inches are forecasted to occur on the Fort Hood Reservation. Weather Watch 05-028 for Fort Hood valid 220430 hrs local until 220700 hrs. Potential for Lightning is forecast to occur within 6 miles of the Fort Hood Reservation.

U.S. District (Magistrate)

Court Office Fort Hood
MG Williams Judicial Center
Bldg. 5794, Tank Destroyer Blvd.
P.O. Box 5507
Fort Hood, Texas 76544

Questions concerning security-related issues at the court and warrants on Fort Hood
Phone: 254-287-5683
Fax: 254-287-3487
Hours: 0800-1600

Traffic Citations
POC: Connie Trumbo
Phone: 254-669-6183
Fax: 254-287-3487
Hours: 0800-1400

DUI/Misdemeanors
POC: Emily Lewis
Phone: 254-750-1501
Fax: 254-287-3487
Hours: 0800-1400

Fort HOOD VETS COURT

Veterans Endeavor for Treatment and Support
Federal Veterans Treatment Court - Fort Hood Military Reservation
Waco Division, Western District of Texas

III Corps Phantom Warrior   Dept of Justice   Dept of Veterans Affairs   US Courts Western District of Texas   US Pretrial Services


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About the VETS Court: The Fort Hood Federal Veterans Treatment Court, "Veterans Endeavor for Treatment and Support" or "VETS", was established in January 2016. It works to divert veterans with service-connected mental health or substance abuse disorders out of the court system and into enduring treatment solutions with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This initiative is supervised by United States District Court Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr. and run by United States Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske with the support of United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. for the Western District of Texas.

This program provides a defendant-veteran with a diagnosed mental health or substance abuse disorder the opportunity to avoid a federal conviction for that offense if he or she completes a 12-18 month intensive treatment and supervision program with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Court.

VETS requires enrollees to engage in intensive multi-stage professional counseling and treatment for issues involving substance abuse, mental health, disability, finances, and other difficulties, including those related to their military service. They must also abide by strict rules of conduct, follow rigorous treatment plans, and attend mandatory scheduled hearings before Judge Manske.

VETS is a joint partnership carried out by the United States District Court, United States Attorney's Office, and Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of Texas, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Army III Corps and Fort Hood.

Eligibility: To be eligible to participate in the program, participants must be:

  1. A Veteran of Active Duty (to include deployed reservists or deployed National Guard members) of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard;
  2. Charged in the Western District of Texas in a charging instrument with only federal Class A or Class B misdemeanors;
  3. Have engaged in non-predatory criminal conduct;
  4. With such criminal conduct having a diagnosed service-connected mental health or substance abuse as a contributing causal factor;
  5. Have no substantial criminal history;
  6. Eligible for mental health and substance abuse treatment administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and
  7. Approved for enrollment by the VETS Team.

Diagnosis of a service-connected mental health or substance abuse disorder is not a prerequisite to consideration for the program, but at least a preliminary diagnosis of such a disorder is a prerequisite for enrollment. Veterans who are not currently enrolled in treatment administered by the VA will have priority for participation in this program over Veterans who are currently enrolled.

Additional Information: For more information regarding the Fort Hood VETS Court to include scheduling visits or how you can support this endeavor, please email the supervising Special Assistant US Attorney, Captain Patrick Robinson, at james.p.robinson3.mil@mail.mil.