The Shadow Arts Program

Far too often, when our Veterans have difficulty transitioning from military to civilian life they end up in the justice system. In 2008, a diversionary program was developed between the Veterans Health Administration, law enforcement, corrections, the courts, community groups, federal agencies, and advocacy groups called Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). A Veteran placed under the supervision of VTC must complete a treatment plan, pay any restitution, maintain stable housing, and submit to random drug screening. A Veterans treatment plan is developed by a Veterans Justice Outreach officer (VJO) and customized to meet his/her needs ranging from PTSD, TBI, and substance abuse issues that plague the veteran community.   

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/provider-type/community/veterans-PTSD-Justice-System.asp

The Shadow Arts Project of Ranger Road works with the VJO to provide the cognitive based physical fitness and outdoor activities. Veterans take at least two classes a week to meet court requirements. Classes are based on mixed martial arts and conducted at local participating gyms. Veterans interested in participating in the Shadow Arts Project, please contact robert@rangerroad.org.

Veterans must also complete this form:

Participating Gyms:
Ultimate Fitness
6710 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819