Butte County Probation Celebrates:
Three of their Veterans Treatment Court Participants Graduation

Butte County Superior Court Judge Michael Candela presided over the graduation ceremony, wherein Christopher Claxton, Jeremy Bailey, and Zak Schulps successfully completed the Butte County Veterans Treatment Court availing them of the opportunity to have their cases dismissed.

The Butte County Probation Department was proud to announce the graduation of three of their Veterans Treatment Court participants on June 21, 2022. 

Veterans continue fighting even after their military service has ended as they struggle with substance abuse, mental health, and reintegrating into civilian life. With the help of the Veterans Treatment Court team, these veterans complete an intensive treatment program and period of probation supervision lasting a minimum of  12  months. These graduates fought hard to address their needs, complete the program, and have achieved a tremendous accomplishment. The Butte County Veterans 

Treatment Court was established in 2015, follows the National Drug Court model, and is tailored to the unique needs of veterans. The Butte County Veterans Treatment Court has graduated 20 veterans from the program.Christopher Claxton, a United States Marine Corps member from 2006-2010, Iraq War Veteran, completed innovative restorative programs and reached educational achievements.   

Jeremy Bailey, a United States Army member from 2008-2014, Iraq and Afghanistan War Veteran, completed educational achievements at Butte College and plans to use his creativity with a career in graphic design. 

Zak Schulps, a United States Marine Corps member from 1988-1991, Gulf War Veteran, is a local business owner, completed innovative restorative programs.