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Veterans Treatment Court




As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the devastating impact it has had and continues to have on our community, the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) has had to make significant administrative and procedural changes to best ensure public safety, while maintaining its commitment to the fair and impartial administration of justice and accountability of Veterans suffering from military-service related mental health and substance use disorders.


Until further notice, the Court will be holding video court via Zoom. All Zoom information will be emailed to the attorneys a week in advance to be provide to their clients. It is the attorney responsibility to communicate to their client if they need to appear via zoom for court or if their presence has been waived.


If you are a participant and have any questions regarding if your presence is required please contact your attorney, the AOC case manager or the Judicial Assistant.


AOC Case Manager Ms. Deborah Puello can be contacted by phone at (813) 272-5204 or by email at  The Judicial Assistant Ms. Erin Potter can be contacted by phone at (813) 307-4475 or by email at



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