NYC Drug Treatment Courts
Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court (BMVTC)
Welcome to BMVTC


Brooklyn Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court (BMVTC)

BMVTC offers substance abuse treatment as an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent felony drug offenders arrested in Brooklyn, New York. By offering court monitored treatment, BMVTC strives to break the damaging and costly cycle of addiction, crime and incarceration.

The BMVTC Part is unique due to its specialized screening process which affords a greater number of people the opportunity to receive drug treatment services through the criminal justice system. In addition, our enhanced screening process has sparked specialized programming for the adolescent population. Our case managers ensure that all participants, particularly our adolescents, receive the appropriate treatment services that are matched to both age and specific developmental treatment needs.

Mia Santiago
Project Director II



120 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 347.404.9616
Fax: 718.643.6646

What is BMVTC

BMVTC is a special courtroom in the Brooklyn Criminal Court. It is a program for first time non-felony offenders arrested in Brooklyn, who face non-felony drug charges and who also abuse drugs. Instead of jail or probation, BMVTC will help you enter and stay in a drug or alcohol treatment program. The BMVTC program includes regular court appearances and supervision by the BMVTC judge.

The amount of time you spend in BMVTC will depend on the crime you were originally charged with, your criminal history, your plea and your individual progress in treatment. Most people will spend anywhere from one to two years in the BMVTC program.