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.

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

Veterans must also complete this form:

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