The El Paso County Veterans Service Office is responsible for assisting residents of the State of Colorado who served honorably in the United States Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps or any other armed service of the nation.
The El Paso County Veterans Service Office was established by State law to advise and assist veterans, their dependents, and their survivors concerning any Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits which such person may be, or may have been, entitled to receive under the laws of the United States or the State of Colorado. The office is not a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is a Federal government agency, but serves as a liaison between the claimant and the VA.
The primary purpose of the office is to provide personalized local service to veterans and other claimants, and to assist them in cutting through the maze of red tape frequently involved in direct dealings with government agencies.
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Veteran Benefits include: Benefits Page, Death Benefits, VA Life Insurance, Education Benefits, Service Connected Disability, Burial Benefits, CHAMPVA, VA Home Loan Guarantee, Pension, Medical Care, & TRICARE.
Community Resources include: Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Rocky Mountain Human Services, Colorado Springs VA Clinic, Peak Military Care Network, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Vet Center Program, The Home Front Cares, Veterans Law Group, & El Paso County Department of Human Services.
Contact Veterans Services:
Veterans Service Office
5850 Championship View, Suite 130
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Phone: (719) 520-7750
FAX: (719) 520-7751
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday, except holidays
Closed for lunch:
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Mt. Carmel Center of Excellence
530 Communication Circle, Ste 114
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Phone: (719) 667-3816
Call for hours; Appointments Suggested
Veterans Trauma Court (VTC)
The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office (DA’s Office) was the first district attorney’s office in Colorado to work towards creating a specialty court designed specifically for veterans struggling with service related trauma. The DA’s Office serves as a gatekeeper for admission into the Veterans Trauma Court (VTC), effectively screening veterans and cases to most efficiently serve our community and reduce recidivism in veteran related cases. To be eligible for the program, a veteran or active duty military member must show a service related trauma (PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, etc.) that is connected to the crimes they are charged with.
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The Veterans Trauma Court (VTC) is a state and grant funded program that provides an alternative to incarceration for U.S. military veterans and active duty military personnel with trauma spectrum disorders and/or substance abuse issues who have proven to be high risk and high need.
With the collaboration of individuals from the 4th Judicial District Courts, District’s Attorney’s Office, State Public Defenders office, El Paso and Teller County Sheriff’s Departments, Colorado Springs & Fountain Police Departments, Probation Department, Veterans Administration, Family Care Center, UCCS Trauma Health and Hazards Clinic, Rocky Mountain Human Services (HAV Program), Operation TBI Freedom (Craig Hospital), Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Mt. Carmel Center and other alternate treatment providers; eligible veterans are moved from the traditional courtroom environment into the VTC under the supervision of Judge David Shakes, a former Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army.
Program participants agree to actively engage in treatment and counseling, make regular court appearances, and are intensively supervised. The VTC team assists participating veterans in accessing PTSD, domestic violence, mental health and/or substance abuse treatment. They are also connected to educational, housing, and employment resources. The VTC takes veterans regardless of their discharge status as we recognize that veterans lacking VA healthcare eligibility need our assistance. Peer support is also available.
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