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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.


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

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Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist Contacts


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


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


Phoenix, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Ellyn Black, Anna Bourne, Jennifer Castaneda, Brian D'AgnoloMonica King 

Prescott, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Mark McLaughlin, Julie Garver

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


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

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

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

Loma Linda, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System: 

               Riverside County:  Laura Rodriguez, Kelly Ross

               San Bernardino County: Candace Andrews, Andrew Montes

Long Beach, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Julie Tomlinson, Sherry Neher, Valvincent Reyes

Los Angeles, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA), Sergio AntoniukPamela Davis, Suzanne Dolan, Tiffany Perez, Emma Hale, Terri Quinn

Mather, VA Northern California Health Care System, Sherry DeLisle, David Shernoff, Sarah Whitley, Nikki Balboa

Palo Alto, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Leah Emery, Frank Rainey, Matthew Stimmel, Rebecca Smith

San Diego, VA San Diego Healthcare System, Angela Simoneau, Joy Villavicencio, Marlene Rarick, Daniel Forsberg

San Francisco, San Francisco VA Health Care System, Kevin Wright, Will Van Sant, Jenna Ferrara, Brian Dobbs, Chase Finney


Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Clinic, Laura Sales

Denver, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS), Nathan Viton, Michael Jay

Grand Junction, Grand Junction VA Medical Center, Michael LeFebre


VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Jessica Marshall, Varsha DuBose, Alesia Wellington


Wilmington, Wilmington VA Medical Center, Cecilia Gonzalez, John Walter

District of Columbia
Washington DC, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Karen Carrington

  • In addition, Washington DC VJO provides outreach to:
  • Maryland: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince Georges, St. Mary's Counties
  • Virginia: City of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William Counties 

(note: if you have a question about the national program, please see National Contact at the bottom of this page)

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Bay Pines, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, James Garnett, Heather Davis

North Florida/South Georgia VA Health Care System (Gainesville and Lake City, FL):

Wendy Snee Florida Clay, Duval counties

Mary McNeloms Florida: Citrus, Marion, Sumter counties

Paula Ambroso Florida: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Union counties

Mark Hilliard Florida: Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor counties; Georgia: Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Echols, Grady, Lanier, Lowndes, Mitchell, Thomas counties

Charlotte Matthews, Lead VJO Specialist Florida Nassau, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor counties; Georgia: Atkinson, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Pierce, Ware counties

Miami, Miami VA Healthcare System, Giovanna Delgado, Jennifer Lee

Orlando, Orlando VA Medical Center, Stefanie Mohl, Angela First, Brian Kurz, Vanessa Diaz

Florida Panhandle, VA Gulf Coast Health Care System, Kathy Monson, Mark Ballou

Tampa, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital:

               Jarred Miller  Polk, Hernando, Hillsborough counties

               Ken Hale Pasco, Hernando counties

               Erika LucasTito Williams  Hillsborough County

West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach VAMC, Jana Shiffert, Mason Youell

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Atlanta, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Thindwia CabinessKatherine Andrade, Byron Tinsley

Augusta, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Sharon Caldwell

Dublin, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Michael Bland


Honolulu, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, Cheryl Reavis


Boise, Boise VA Medical Center, Josh Bode, Sarah Kearney

Pocatello, Pocatell Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Jodi Shelton


Chicago, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Carmen Ramirez, Charles Parker

Danville, VA Illiana Health Care System, Rebecca Sanders

Hines, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Elizabeth GallichioRachel SafranskiTony Wilson

Marion, Marion VA Medical Center, Rocky Peppers, Jennifer Nevers

North Chicago, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Jessica Pinder, LaTia Russell

Peoria, Bob Michel VA Outpatient Clinic, Ginger Garner


Fort Wayne, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Fort Wayne Campus, Eric Dungan, Rita Wynn, Renata Lee

Indianapolis, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis VA Medical Center), Judi A Green,  Mark Mayhew


Des Moines, Des Moines Division - VA Central Iowa Health Care System, Sara Glenn

Iowa City, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Sherri BeemblossomEd Haycraft

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Leavenworth and Topeka, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Patrick Osborne

Wichita, Robert J. Dole Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center, Karen Engels


Lexington, Lexington VA Medical Center, Kathy VasquezJanis Durham

Louisville, Louisville VA Medical Center, Sonny Hatfield, Abbe Johnson, Cristy Stivers, Shanna Davidson


Alexandria/Pineville, Alexandria VA Medical Center, Bradley Allison, Mckenzie Gauthier

New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, Valence Hebert

Shreveport, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Joni Crawford, Teresa Martinez


Augusta, Togus VA Medical Center, Anne Archibald


Baltimore, Baltimore VA Medical Center - VA Maryland Health Care System, Jovanni Mooring, Dannette Johnson, James Haskell

Washington DC VA Medical Center, Karen Carrington provides outreach to: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince Georges, St. Mary's Counties


Bedford, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Caitlin Aubuchon, Debra DeAngelo

Boston, VA Boston Healthcare System, Thomas Palladino

Leeds, Northampton VA Medical Center, Marie Demarey, Regina Grant


Ann Arbor, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Bradford Watkins, Leslie Witherell, Jamie Wright

Battle Creek, Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Karen HinderliterKendra Bondie, John Koch 

Detroit, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Nanette Colling, Barbara Reyes

Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain VA Medical Center, Michael Matwyuk

Saginaw, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Kelly Walraven-Swartz, Carly Huffman, Art Ohlrich, Daryl Kujat, Marjorie Middel


Minneapolis, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, David Holewinski, Matthew Harris

St. Cloud, St. Cloud VA Medical Center, Connie Selden, Tanya Greene, Joshua Seezs

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Biloxi, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Kathy MonsonDavid Neslen, Lysbeth Spence, Mark Ballou, Tomiko Daffin

Jackson, G.V. (Sonny) Mongomery VA Medical Center, David Germany, Ronda Aldridge


Columbia, Harry S. Truman Memorial, Danielle Easter, Andrea Rogers, Kristine Stephens

Kansas City, Kansas City VA Medical Center, Kelly McDaniel, Kelly England, Michele L. Parsons

Mount Vernon, Gene Taylor Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Marcy VanDeBerg

Poplar Bluff, John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, Gary Helle

St. Louis, St. Louis VA Medical Center - Jefferson Barracks Division, Matt Miller, Amy Guffey, Paul Willhoft


Fort Harrison, VA Montana Health Care System, Jeri AndersonJackie Merritt


Omaha, Omaha Division - VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System, Sandra L. Miller, Thyris Taylor


Las Vegas, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), Nancy Taylor

Reno, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Mary Ann Moss, Caroline Cova

New Hampshire

Manchester, Manchester VA Medical Center, Diane Levesque, Joseph Murphy

New Jersey

Lyons, Lyons Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System, Mark Correale

New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Camila Lopez, Nathan Deleon

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New York

Albany, Albany VA Medical Center: Samuel S. Stratton, Rebecca Newton

Bath, Bath VA Medical Center, Ann Smith-Howles

Bronx, James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Bronx, NY), Eddie Marcano

Buffalo, VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo, John Lahood, Carolyn Vahoviak

Canandaigua, Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Vincent Schillaci

Montrose, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, David Marshall

New York, Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Siobhan Dannacker, Jeff Rabinovici

Northport, Northport VA Medical Center, Eric BrunoTiffany Grant-Zellem

Syracuse, Syracuse VA Medical Center, Kynna Murphy, Janice James

North Carolina 

Asheville, Asheville VA Medical Center, Katharine Stewart, Katherine Houghton

Durham, Durham VA Medical Center, Jeremy Brogden, Courtney Ma'at

Fayetteville, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Curtis Morrow, Cristen Koslik

Salisbury, Salisbury - W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Carolyn Cardwell, Kathy Sullivan

North Dakota

Fargo, Fargo VA Medical Center, Jennifer Kimball Walter


Chillicothe, Chillicothe VA Medical Center, Tisha Hardin

Cincinnati, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Jennifer WolfeRonald Michaelson, Amanda List, Elizabeth Brett, Bethany Hamilton-Clary

Cleveland, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, David ShawlsonDwayne Williams, Victoria Marion, Cailen Haggard

Columbus, Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center, Mary GilletteBobby Perkins, Bea Bartram, Marilyn Brink

Dayton, Dayton VA Medical Center, Melissa Hall, William Layman

Toledo, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Leslie Witherell

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Muskogee, Jack C. Montgomery VAMC, Douglas McCormickPaula Darrow

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Omar Rashidzada, Jessica McLeod, Scherry Levy


Portland, Portland VA Medical Center, Peggy Kuhn, Aaron Baxter, Matthew Byrge

Roseburg, VA Roseburg Healthcare System, Susan Harrison

White City, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics, Paul Skinner, Jane Broud


Altoona, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Bonnie Clark, Shereen Horton

Butler, VA Butler Healthcare, Kelly FulmerChristina Beaver

Coatesville, Coatesville Medical Center, Rhonda Sanford, Lily Thomas, Diana Zinnie

Erie, Erie VA Medical Center, Bomber Ferraro

Lebanon, Lebanon VA Medical Center, Sarah Primak, Gelu Negrea

Philadelphia, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Margaret Maynard, Dena Dandridge, Kevin Carr-Lemke, Hong Zhang

Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Keather LikinsC. Denise Senft, James Carroll

Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, Kim Sapolis, Karen Baer

Puerto Rico

San Juan, VA Caribbean Healthcare System, Ghislaine Rivera

Rhode Island 

Providence, Providence VA Medical Center, Rich Flynn

South Carolina 

Charleston, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Meredith Miller, Shanta Barron-Millan, Suzanne Day

Columbia, Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Alex Juitt, Sara Morrell

South Dakota 

Fort Meade, VA Black Hills Health Care System - Fort Meade Campus, Uzoma Obineche, Martin Stewart 

Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls VA Medical Center, Rebecca Hess

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Memphis, Memphis VA Medical Center, Patricia Hines, Shea Langs, Courtney Deviney

Mountain Home, Mountain Home VA Medical Center, Brenda Hawthorne, Torrie Dorschug

Clarksville, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Randall Rohrer

Murfreesboro, Tennesee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Montgomery

Nashville, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Frazier


Amarillo, Amarillo VA Health Care System, Dorothy Carskadon, Lynda Mitchell

Abilene, Big Spring, Midland/Odessa, San Angelo, VA West Texas Health Care System, Gabriela Saldana 

Corpus Christi, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Jenesis Shaw

Dallas and Bonham, VA North Texas Health Care System, Latisha Gaten, Kathy FinchEvelyn Gibbs, Rekita Justice Logan

El Paso, El Paso VA Health Care System, Gina McCue, Anaiss Munoz, Montevis Price

Harlingen, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Yasisca Pujols

Houston, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Loretta Coonan, Wade CooperHenry MoldenMark Norris, Chad Henderson, Latasha Morrison

Laredo, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Yasisca Pujols, Jenesis Shaw

McAllen, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Paul Loflin

San Antonio, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Treva Neiss, Linda Shannon, Stacey Adams, Erin Lovinus, Christine Bell

Temple, Waco, Killeen, Georgetown, and Austin, Central Texas VA Health Care System, Ronald CarneyPolly Robertson, Karen Janda

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Salt Lake City, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Amy EarleRyan Davidson, Jessica Mann

St. George, St. George Community Based Outpatient Clinic,  Bradley Evans


White River Junction, White River Junction VA Medical Center, Michael Owens


Hampton, Hampton VA Medical Center, La Barbara Williams, Tamesha (Nicole) Ellis, Demetrius Granger

Richmond, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Kevin Birdsell, Chrystal Jones

Salem, Salem VA Medical Center, Machele Huff, Leslie Hindle

Washington DC VA Medical Center, Karen Carrington provides outreach to: City of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William Counties


Seattle, VA Puget Sound HCS, Kevin DevineRandy Turner, Diana BellettiLawrence Williams 

Spokane, Spokane VA Medical Center, Douglas Fender

Walla Walla, Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, Rhonda Strother

West Virginia

Beckley, Beckley VA Medical Center, Jackie Hartsog

Clarksburg, Clarksburg - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Jeannie O'Halloran, Jason Bittenbender

Huntington, Huntington VA Medical Center, Angela Miller, Kathleen Yancy

Martinsburg, Martinsburg VA Medical Center, David Gowers


Madison, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Ed Zapala

Milwaukee, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Abigail ZiebellRosonna Comers, Michelle Watts, Elysia SkaanningAmy Sklena  

Tomah, Tomah VA Medical Center, Cynthia Groskreutz


Cheyenne, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, Lisa Gibson

Sheridan, Sheridan VA Medical Center, Karl Jantz

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