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Health Care for Re-entry Veterans Services and Resources

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Most Veterans who are in jail or prison will eventually reenter the community. VA’s HCRV program is designed to promote success and prevent homelessness among Veterans returning home after incarceration.

HCRV services include:

  • Outreach and pre-release assessments services for Veterans in prison
  • Referrals and linkages to medical, mental health and social services, including employment services on release
  • Short-term case management assistance on release

VA may not provide medical services that are provided by correctional institutions.

More Information

  • Get ready for release. Veterans who are incarcerated can use state-specific resource guides, which identify steps to find work, housing and other services on release.
  • Get assistance. Your state or community HCRV specialist may provide assistance. Send an email with your contact information and a brief message about your concern. Specialists are often working in the community, and so if they don’t reply right away, send another email.
  • Get more information. With questions about the national HCRV program, contact Jessica Blue-Howells. As noted, to request assistance for yourself or for another Veteran, contact the appropriate HCRV specialist from the list below.

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HCRV Specialist Contacts

Each VA Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) has an HCRV specialist who is the regional point of contact and who provides outreach and assessment services to incarcerated Veterans. Each state also has a specialist who is the state point of contact.

State Contacts

Alabama - Marguerita High 

Alaska - Jeremiah Newbold 

Arizona - Cynthia Huerta-Montoya 

Arkansas - vacant

California - Susann Adams 

Colorado - Michael Ott 

Connecticut - Michele Roberts 

Delaware - Edward Sesack 

Florida - Taylor Savage 

Georgia - Margaret Battle 

Hawaii - Cheryl Reavis 

Idaho - Diana Rogers 

Illinois - Rebecca Sanders

Indiana - Sarah Neidlinger 

Iowa - Brian Brooks 

Kansas - Christine Strohm 

Kentucky - Janis Durham

Louisiana - Harvey Norris

Maine - Kevin Casey 

Maryland - James Haskell 

Massachusetts - Kevin Casey 

Michigan - Denise Botko 

Minnesota - Ariana Hart 

Mississippi - vacant

Missouri - Christopher Difilippo 

Montana - Jackie Merritt 

Nebraska - Sandra L. Miller 

Nevada - Tracy Lanners 

New Hampshire - Joseph Murphy 

New Jersey - Valerie Johnson 

New Mexico - John Kehoe 

New York - Jonathan Pollack 

North Carolina - Lucas Vrbsky 

North Dakota - Jennifer Kimball Walter 

Ohio - Paul Payiatis 

Oklahoma - Alecia Teacher

Oregon - Diana Rogers 

Pennsylvania - Ebony Kirkland 

Rhode Island - Kevin Casey 

South Carolina - Margaret Battle 

South Dakota - Becky Hess 

Tennessee - Virginia Spini 

Texas - Warren Pearson 

Utah - Casey Burton 

Vermont - Michael Owens 

Virginia - Leah Marie Reaves 

Washington - Diana Rogers 

Washington D.C. - Rodney Carter (if you have a question about the national program, please see National Contact at the top of this page)

West Virginia - Jeannie O’Halloran 

Wisconsin - Laura Felten 

Wyoming - Michael Ott 

Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Contacts

VISN 1 - Michele RobertsJoseph Murphy, Michael OwensKevin Casey  

VISN 2 - Jonathan Pollack, Cynthia Thayer, Valerie Johnson 

VISN 4 - Ebony KirklandEdward Sesack

VISN 5 - Rodney Carter, James Haskell, David Gowers

VISN 6 - Lucas VrbskyLeah Marie Reaves 

VISN 7 - Marguerita High, Margaret Battle, Brandy Stinson 

VISN 8 - Taylor Savage, Karen Israel, Meredith Powers-Lupo

VISN 9 - Kathy Vasquez, Virginia Spini, Janis Durham, Amy Montgomery 

VISN 10 - Paul Payaitis, Mya Jenkins, Sarah NeidlingerDenise Botko 

VISN 12 - Laura Felten, Joseph Grant

VISN 15 - Christine Strohm, Christopher Difilippo

VISN 16 - David Sands, Linda Catalano, Harvey Norris

VISN 17 - Warren Pearson 

VISN 19 - Casey Burton, Jeri Anderson, Michael Ott, Alecia Teacher

VISN 20 - Diana Rogers, Jeremiah Newbold 

VISN 21 - George Kennedy, Cheryl ReavisPatrick Merrill

VISN 22 -  Susann Adams, John Kehoe, Cynthia Huerta-Montoya

VISN 23 - Brian Brooks, Ariana Hart, Rebecca Hess, Jennifer Kimball Walter

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