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Judge Patricia C. Baca
346th District Court

500 E. San Antonio
Suite 701
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Phone (915) 546-2119
Fax (915) 546-2233

Court Coordinator
Christian Darancou

Veterans Program Director
Yvonne Whitaker

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Veterans Assistance
El Paso Veterans - One Stop Center Schedule
Veterans in Goverment


El Paso was the second in the State of Texas to launch a Veterans Court in 2009. The program provides a means to divert eligible Veteran and active service participants from the traditional criminal justice system and provide them support and rehabilitation through comprehensive substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, education, vocational programs and community resource referrals for housing, childcare, and transportation all while being judicially monitored.

The Veterans Court is made up of an extensive collaboration of dedicated partners including criminal justice, federal Veteran agencies, and local community veteran's organizations. The target population includes military veterans or active service members who have been charged with felony criminal offense(s) and who are identified with substance dependency and/or serious mental health issues.

Referrals to the El Paso Veterans Court Program are made by Judges, the VA, treatment providers, attorneys, supervision officers, public defender's office, or other Veterans Court staff to the office of the District Attorney (DA).

"Leave no Veteran Behind and Honor their Service"
("This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. The Fund for Veterans' Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families". )