Pierce County District Court Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) is a therapeutic criminal court for eligible veterans who are charged with misdemeanor offenses. The Veterans Treatment Court works with each veteran to identify his or her unique treatment needs, and through supervision and connection to services provides tools to veterans to achieve and sustain long term recovery. You can find more information by visiting our site here: Veterans-Treatment-Court-VTC
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If this is your first time in court for a District Court case and you need an interpreter, please contact us through LiveChat or by phone at (253) 798-7487 to schedule. If you have already used interpreter services with our court before, an interpreter will automatically be scheduled for your next hearing.
To attend a District Court Virtual Hearing in Zoom, your case must already have a scheduled virtual hearing. If you need the passcode (password) and meeting ID, please contact the Court through Live Chat or call (253) 798-7487. For instructions on how to use zoom, please click here.
Your probation officer can help you find where to attend court-ordered treatment or you can access a list of approved treatment agencies here: LIST OF TREATMENT AGENCIES | Pierce County. If you have any questions, please contact your probation officer at (253) 798-7487 or by email at [email protected].
If you are taking a prescription medication, please bring your pharmacy printout (or your medication bottles) to your probation appointment. Your probation officer will let you know if there is anything else you should bring. If you have any questions, please contact your probation officer at (253) 798-7487.
Eligibility criteria for Veterans Court includes the following: Any person who has served or is currently serving in the U.S. Military. Military member must have a substance use disorder, mental illness, and/or trauma and be amenable to treatment. Must have a Pierce County misdemeanor charge eligible under RCW 2.30.030.
You can find more information on our webpage: Treatment-Court-Criteria
Pierce County District Court is located on the 2nd floor of the County-City Building (CCB) at 930 Tacoma Avenue South (Room 239), Tacoma WA 98402. District Court Probation is located on the 6th floor of the CCB. The District Court’s Community Resource Center is located directly across the street from the CCB at 925 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma WA, 98402.
Drug Addiction Reduction Team or DART works to rehabilitate individuals involved in the criminal justice system to achieve recovery from illicit substances by partnering with community providers to provide the tools necessary to sustain recovery. For more information, check out our website: Drug Addiction Reduction Team (DART) | Pierce County
At this time, the Pierce County District Court does not offer a Mental Health Therapeutic Court.
Your first appointment with District Court Probation is scheduled for 1.5 hours. Most appointment after that are scheduled for 1 hour. If you have any question, please contact your probation officer at (253) 798-7487.
Visit out website at Therapeutic Courts | Pierce County for information.
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