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Veterans Justice Outreach Program

The aim of the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible, justice-involved Veterans have timely access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services, as clinically indicated. VJO specialists provide direct outreach, assessment and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails and liaison with local justice system partners.

VA cannot provide legal services. For legal assistance, visit State Side Legal’s help page or contact the nearest VJO specialist. who may know of community legal assistance resources.

More Information

  • With questions about the VJO national program, contact Sean Clark. J.D. national coordinator.
  • If you or someone you know is a justice-involved Veteran, email the VJO specialist nearest you for assistance accessing VA health care services.
  • Visit the Justice for Vets site to learn more about Veterans Treatment Courts.

Resources

Veterans Court Inventory 2016
Update Fact Sheet | March 2016

This fact sheet provides characteristics of and VA involvement in Veterans treatment courts, dockets and tracks from the Veterans Justice Outreach specialist perspective.

Videos

Suits: Support for Incarcerated Veterans
  • Suits: Support for Incarcerated Veterans
  • Suits: Support for Incarcerated Veterans
Assisting Justice-Involved Veterans
  • Assisting Justice-Involved Veterans
  • Assisting Justice-Involved Veterans
A Second Chance for Justice Involved Veterans
  • A Second Chance for Justice Involved Veterans
  • A Second Chance for Justice Involved Veterans

Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist Contacts

Alabama

Birmingham, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Ahmad Brewer

Mobile/South Alabama, VA Gulf Coast Health Care System, David Neslen

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, William Adams

Tuskegee, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System East Campus, Marguerita High

Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska VA Healthcare System and Regional Office, Jeremiah Newbold

Arizona

Tucson, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Steve Wenzel. Amelia Hill

Arkansas

Fayetteville, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, Jeff Glover. Marcy VanDeBerg

Little Rock, Central Arkansas Veteran Healthcare System John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital, Toby Lambert. Rickey Phillips. Phyllis Wilkins. Andre Jones

California

Fresno, VA Central California Health Care System, Susan Basmajian. Brenda Blum



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