Welcome to the Davidson

County Veterans Court!

Across the United States, Veterans Treatment specialty courts are working to meet the specific needs of the men and women who have served our country and are returning with challenges as a result of their experiences in difficult circumstances. Through a structured program administered by the court, eligible veterans can find stability and new purpose to be a contributor to the community.


Benefits offered to assist veterans include:


  • Mental health evaluation.
  • Alcohol /substance abuse assistance.
  • Supervision by client specialists assigned to work on their particular needs.


Growing numbers of veterans returning from service face specific mental health challenges as a result of fighting to defend our nation in an evolving and dangerous world. When we consider their unique condition, innovations in the methods by which we work to return them to full participation in society are crucial. The Davidson County Veterans Court is working to return the debt our nation owes.

What is a Veterans Treatment Court?

The Veterans Treatment Court is a new courtroom system that is helping struggling vets to turn their lives around.


Veterans Treatment Courts are transforming the way veterans interact with the criminal justice system. The results have led to thousands of vets changing their lives for the better.

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Welcome to the on-line home of the Davidson County Veterans Court.


Since 2014, our court has proudly served  Nashville’s Veterans who, as a result of trauma they experienced during military service, have become involved in our justice system.


Many of the men and women who enter the Veterans Treatment Court program have lived through experiences that are impossible for the rest of us to imagine.


Here we do not excuse crimes. No one gets a free pass to avoid responsibility for their actions.


The Court gives Veterans the opportunity to turn their lives around and a commitment from our staff to be there as they work to reclaim their lives.


If you are a Veteran needing assistance or the family member of one, please use the information on this site to see if the Veterans Treatment Court program can help.



- Judge Melissa Blackburn