For many of our nation's first responders, on the job traumatic experiences have led to substance use and mental health issues that, left untreated, can lead to involvement in the criminal justice system. Tarrant County has established the first Public Safety Employees Treatment Court in the nation to offer a treatment option that is judicially supervised. The program is designed to divert eligible public safety employees out of the traditional criminal justice process and into appropriate rehabilitative alternatives that will lead to recovery and sobriety, ultimately saving their lives and careers. The Public Safety Employees Treatment Court uses evidence-based practices and follow the drug court model which is highly recognized by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) for more than 30 years. During this session, attendees will learn how the Tarrant County Public Safety Employees Treatment Court assess the needs of public safety employees, what assistance is offered and what treatment options are utilized to help resolve their criminal case(s).