According to a February 2013 report issued by the Veterans Administration, nationwide, 7,724 veterans had come before veterans treatment courts by February 2013. On average, veterans are under court supervision for 15-18 months. For those who are no longer under court supervision, 69% finished treatment successfully. Of the 31% of participants who did not complete treatment the majority left the program voluntarily or were dismissed for failing to comply with treatment court provisions. Of The total pool of veterans who have been in veterans treatment courts, 3,883 are still undergoing treatment, an average of 24 veterans currently assigned to each of the 162 treatment courts which have thus far been established since the advent of treatment courts in 2008. Most treatment courts accept both misdemeanor and felony cases, though almost none accept serious felony defendants, such as veterans charged with weapons assault or murder.
The veterans treatment court movement is still developing. Additional national data will come available as veterans treatment courts expand and more veterans complete treatment programs. For extensive data regarding the San Diego veterans court model, please see below.