(730 ILCS 167/10)
In this Act:
"Combination Veterans and Servicemembers Court program" means a court program that
includes a pre-adjudicatory and a post-adjudicatory Veterans and Servicemembers court
"Court" means Veterans and Servicemembers Court.
"IDVA" means the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
"Peer recovery coach" means a volunteer veteran mentor assigned to a veteran or servicemember during participation in a veteran treatment court program who has been trained and certified by the court to guide and mentor the participant to successfully complete the assigned requirements.
"Post-adjudicatory Veterans and Servicemembers Court Program" means a program in
which the defendant has admitted guilt or has been found guilty and agrees, along with the
prosecution, to enter a Veterans and Servicemembers Court program as part of the defendant's
"Pre-adjudicatory Veterans and Servicemembers Court Program" means a program that
allows the defendant with the consent of the prosecution, to expedite the defendant's criminal
case before conviction or before filing of a criminal case and requires successful completion of
the Veterans and Servicemembers Court programs as part of the agreement.
"Servicemember" means a person who is currently serving in the Army, Air Force,
Marines, Navy, or Coast Guard on active duty, reserve status or in the National Guard.
"VA" means the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs.
"VAC" means a veterans assistance commission.
"Veteran" means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who
was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.
"Veterans and Servicemembers Court professional" means a member of the Veterans and
Servicemembers Court team, including but not limited to a judge, prosecutor, defense
attorney, probation officer, coordinator, treatment provider, or peer recovery coach.
"Veterans and Servicemembers Court" means a court or program with an immediate and
highly structured judicial intervention process for substance abuse treatment, mental health, or
other assessed treatment needs of eligible veteran and servicemember defendants that brings
together substance abuse professionals, mental health professionals, VA professionals, local
social programs and intensive judicial monitoring in accordance with the nationally
recommended 10 key components of drug courts.
(Source: P.A. 99-314, eff. 8-7-15; 99-819, eff. 8-15-16.)