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Veterans Justice Outreach Program

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Veterans Justice Outreach Program

The mission of the Veterans Justice Programs is to identify justice-involved Veterans and contact them through outreach, in order to facilitate access to VA services at the earliest possible point. Veterans Justice Programs accomplish this by building and maintaining partnerships between VA and key elements of the criminal justice system.


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Picture of VJO Fact Sheet Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists | January 2021

Download the VJO Factsheet

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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Download the VRSS Brochure (Black and White Version)

This brochure contains information about VA’s Veterans Re-entry Search Service which helps employees in criminal justice systems identify Veterans who could benefit from VA assistance to aid in their re-entry after incarceration.


Suits: Support for Incarcerated Veterans
Assisting Justice-Involved Veterans
A Second Chance for Justice Involved Veterans
Preventing Suicide Among Justice Involved Veterans

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Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist Contacts


Birmingham, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Rachel Parker, Quinton Pickett

Mobile/South Alabama, VA Gulf Coast Health Care System, Kelly Estle

Montgomery/Tuskegee, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System, Marguerita HighAlisia Hansell

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Krista Davis


Anchorage, Alaska VA Healthcare System and Regional Office, Samantha Adams-LahtiMindi Thomas


Phoenix, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Ellyn Black, Anna Bourne, Jennifer Morris, Marti RarickMonica King, Todd DahlRachel Krausman, Rachel Trott 

Prescott, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Elizabeth SantosLynda Woods

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, Alexandra Blondell, Gertrude Thompkins

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Fresno, VA Central California Health Care System, Nikki Garner, Stella Botello, Debra Mattos

Loma Linda, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System: 

               Riverside County:  Laura RodriguezJennifer GarciaCristin Campbell

               San Bernardino County: Candace Andrews, Andrew Montes, Synthia Florez

Long Beach, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Julie Tomlinson, Michael MarinoShani Bass, Vanessa Wong, Tony Garcia, Freda Ayers, Charles Perez

Los Angeles, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA),

Mather, VA Northern California Health Care System, Sherry DeLisle, Sarah Whitley, Nikki Balboa, Kelli Nance

Palo Alto, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Leah White, Frank Rainey, Rebecca Smith, Daniel Gutkind, Heather McIsaac

San Diego, VA San Diego Healthcare System,

San Francisco, San Francisco VA Health Care System:
               Alameda County: Chase Finney                 

               Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino Counties: Steven Harrison
                Marin County: Brian Dobbs
                San Francisco County: Jenna Ferrara
                Sonoma County: Nick Crispino


Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Clinic, Jeremy Chisum

Denver, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS), Nathan Viton, Cailee Cartner, Paul Deutsch

Ft. Collins, Ft. Collins VA Clinic, Lisa Gibson

Grand Junction, Grand Junction VA Medical Center, Holly Nisley

Loveland and Greeley, Loveland VA Clinic, Lisa Gibson


VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Lindsey Buxbaum, Varsha DuBose, Alesia Wellington


Wilmington, Wilmington VA Medical Center:

          John Walter: New Castle County 

          David Parsons: Kent and Sussex Counties

District of Columbia
Washington DC, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Karen Carrington, Elysia Flancher 
  • 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 top of this page)

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Bay Pines, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System: 

               James Garnett and Melissa Hall: Pinellas County
               Selena Seib: Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee counties 
               Heather Davis: Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Highlands counties

Miami, Miami VA Healthcare System, Adam RosenGabriela Rojas, Jennifer Lee

Orlando, Orlando VA Medical Center, Stefanie Mohl, Angela First, Brian Kurz, Vanessa Diaz, Sherri Claudio, Michael Jay

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

Tampa, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital:

               Jarred Miller  Polk, Hernando, Hillsborough counties

               Ken Hale Pasco, Hernando counties

               Joel PietschTito WilgoErika Lucas  Hillsborough County

West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach VAMC, Calvin Sloan, Tanya Mazzei, Odetta Gintoli 

North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (Gainesville and Lake City, FL):
             Heather Murphy Duval and Nassau counties

Wendy Snee Clay and Duval counties

Mary McNeloms Marion and Sumter counties

Dan Knippel Calhoun, Franklin, Gasden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties

Reva Scippio Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union counties

Isabelle Valeus Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns counties

Dianne Wiley Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties

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North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (Gainesville and Lake City, FL)
               Heather Murphy Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Pierce, and Ware counties in Georgia

               Dianne Wiley 
                     Alapaha Judicial Georgia Circuit Counties: Atkinson, Berrien, Clinch, Cook, Lanier
                     South Georgia Judicial Circuit Counties: Decatur, Grady, Mitchell
                     Southern Judicial Georgia Circuit Counties: Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes, Thomas 

Atlanta, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Thindwia Cabiness, Byron Tinsley, Keesha SledgeWhitney Tyler

Augusta, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Sharon Caldwell

Dublin, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Michael Bland, Dana Leggett


Honolulu, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, Cheryl ReavisRosalind Bowler


Boise, Boise VA Medical Center, Sarah Kearney, Amanda Pentland, Josh Echeverria

Pocatello, Pocatello Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Jodi Shelton

Chicago, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, general inquiries   
          •  Cook County (26th California),
          •  Lake County, IN, Luqretia Stuckey
          •  La Porte County & MCC Prison Outreach, Melissa Ornelas
          •  Markham (Cook County) & Porter County, Charles Parker
          •  MCC Federal Veterans Treatment Court, Sergio Grajeda
          •  Jasper County, 
          •  Newton County, 
          •  Starke County, 

Danville, VA Illiana Health Care System, Rebecca Sanders, Justin Padaoan

Hines, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital,

Marion, Marion VA Medical Center, Rocky Peppers, Denise O'Connor

North Chicago, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Jessica Pinder, Sherisa Benson

Peoria, Bob Michel VA Outpatient Clinic, Ginger Garner 

Rockford, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Darlene Seilheimer


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

Indianapolis, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis VA Medical Center), Judi A Green,  Mark Mayhew, Sandra Whiteley, Mary Hanley, Scott Seibert

Marion, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System - Marion Campus, Renata Lee


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

Iowa City, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Daneille AldersonEd HaycraftRandall Smith

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Leavenworth, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Stacy Downey

Topeka, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Stacy Downey

Wichita, Robert J. Dole Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center, Jeffrey Friedlander


Hopkinsville, KY, covered by Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Randall Rohrer

Lexington, Lexington VA Medical Center, Kathy VasquezJanis Skilling

Louisville, Louisville VA Medical Center, Sonny HatfieldScott Huisman, Dawne James, Keather Likins


Alexandria/Pineville, Alexandria VA Medical Center, Mckenzie Gauthier, Sabrina Bordelon, Leslie Stanley

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

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


Augusta, Togus VA Medical Center, Anne ArchibaldHeather Ricker Morris, Danielle Mayer


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, Carly Wilson

Boston, VA Boston Healthcare System, Thomas Palladino

Brockton, VA Boston Healthcare System, Nina Soares

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

Worcester, Northampton VA Medical Center, Melissa Barillaro


Alpena, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Arthur Ohlrich

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

Battle Creek, Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Heather West , John KochBrenden Wright 

Detroit, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Nanette Colling, Daniel Cuschieri, Cathy Louis

Gaylord, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Trisha Meyers

Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain VA Medical Center, Kristin Larsen

Saginaw, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Travis VanderlistBarton Miller

Traverse City, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Julia Dunn


St. Cloud, St. Cloud VA Medical Center, Michael Mynczywor

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Biloxi, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, David NeslenMark Ballou, Tomiko Daffin

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


Columbia, Harry S. Truman Memorial, Sara Linenfelser, Melissa Stone Rogers 

Kansas City, Kansas City VA Medical Center, Amy Hogan, Leanne Little,  Kelly McDanielMichele 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, Keith Suedmeyer


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


Omaha, Omaha Division - VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System,


Las Vegas, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), VJP Southern Nevada

Reno, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Mary Ann MossSue Cooper, Ginny Dillon

New Hampshire

Manchester, Manchester VA Medical Center, Christopher Dearborn, Michele Dussault

New Jersey

Atlantic County, Cape May County, and Cumberland County, served by Wimington, DE VA Medical Center, J. Jake Sanders

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

Salem County, served by Wilmington, DE VA Medical Center, John Walter

New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico VA Health Care System,

Dona Ana County, NM covered by El Paso, TX VA Health Care System: Montevis Price

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New York

Albany, Albany VA Medical Center: Samuel S. Stratton, Alyssa Gibbons

Bath, Bath VA Medical Center, Stacie Contreras

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

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

Canandaigua, Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Shirley McGee

Montrose, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Karetha Henry

New York, Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Courtney Ma'at, Jeff Rabinovici, Kimberly Shaw

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

Syracuse, Syracuse VA Medical Center, Janice James, Wendy Varricchio-Fletcher

North Carolina 

Asheville, Asheville VA Medical Center, Katherine Houghton, Kay Holtzinger

Durham, Durham VA Medical Center, Jeremy Brogden, Lucas Vrbsky

Fayetteville, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Kenedi KleinKishia WilliamsChaquia Gee

Salisbury, Salisbury - W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Atreece Bailey, M. Ashley Barnett

North Dakota

Fargo, Fargo VA Medical Center, Rachel Marsolek


Chillicothe, Chillicothe VA Medical Center,

Cincinnati, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Jessica HowardRonald MichaelsonBethany Hamilton-Clary, Seana CreechAnne Karp

Cleveland, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Stephanie CarusoMichael CastoLynn Repko

Columbus, Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center, Bobby PerkinsKarla Jones, Stacy Potts, Betty Bradford  

Dayton, Dayton VA Medical Center, William Layman, Gina Kicos, Calandria Jewett, Sarah Richards

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, Jessica McLeod, Janci Jeannotte, Darren Braswell


Klamath and Lake Counties, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics,

Portland, Portland VA Medical Center,

Roseburg, VA Roseburg Healthcare System, Susan Harrison, Linda Shannon

White City, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics,


Altoona, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center 
          Amy Canavan: Cambria, Cameron, Elk, Jefferson counties
          Holly Dick: Bedford, Blair, Clearfield, Indiana, Somerset counties
          Shereen Horton: Centre, Clinton, Huntington, Juniata, Mifflin counties 

Butler, VA Butler Healthcare, Kelly FulmerChristina Lucas

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

Erie, Erie VA Medical Center, Bomber Ferraro, Megan Paterson

Lebanon, Lebanon VA Medical Center: 
           Carla Cyr: Lebanon County
           Gelu Negrea: Berks and Dauphin counties
           Katrina Sylvain: Berks and Lancaster counties

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

Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, C. Denise Senft, James Carroll, Ashley Reckner

Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center
          Kim Sapolis: Bradford, Lackawanna, Northumberland, Snyder, Susquehanna, Union counties
          Steve Lai: Cabon, Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan counties
          Lori Miller: Columbia, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montour, Northampton, Pike counties

Puerto Rico

San Juan, VA Caribbean Healthcare System, Antonio Fernandez-Lizardi

Rhode Island 

Providence, Providence VA Medical Center, Rich Flynn, Whitney Conrad

South Carolina 

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

Columbia, Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, Jessica Blackwell, Sara Morrell

South Dakota 

Fort Meade, VA Black Hills Health Care System - Fort Meade Campus, Uzoma Obineche, Angella Bates 

Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls VA Medical Center, Michaela Gasca

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Chattanooga, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Latasha Williams

Clarksville, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Stacey Parsons

Franklin, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Randall Rohrer

Johnson City, VA Mountain Home Health Care System, Stephanie Demay

Knoxville, Knox County VA Clinic, Clint Wheeler

Manchester, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Frazier 

Memphis, Memphis VA Medical Center, Courtney Deviney, Carmen Gray, Dorothy Clair Prince, Harvey Reid 

Murfreesboro, Tennesee Valley Healthcare System, Latasha Williams

Nashville, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Frazier


Amarillo, Amarillo VA Health Care System, Antonio “Tony” MartinezLynda Mitchell 

Abilene, Big Spring, Midland/Odessa, San Angelo, VA West Texas Health Care System, Oscar Debardeleben, Lydia Jimenez 

Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, VCB VJO Team

Dallas and Bonham, VA North Texas Health Care System,

El Paso, El Paso VA Health Care System: El Paso County, Culberson County, Hudspeth County, Jeff Davis County, Presidio County:

Houston, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center,

Lubbock Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Angela Boyd

South Texas Veterans Health Care System (Atacosa, Bee, Bexar, Comal, Dewitt, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Victoria, Wilson Counties):

Temple, Waco, Killeen, Georgetown, Bryan/College Station, Brownwood, LaGrange, San Marcos and Austin, Central Texas VA Health Care System: 

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Salt Lake City, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System,

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


White River Junction, White River Junction VA Medical Center, Holly Miller, Dan Thompson 


Hampton, Hampton VA Medical Center, La Barbara Williams, Tamesha (Nicole) Ellis, Paul Clark

Richmond, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Kevin BirdsellJames Zahringer

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

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


Seattle, VA Puget Sound HCS, VJO Puget Sound

Spokane, Spokane VA Medical Center, Douglas Fender

Walla Walla, Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, Diane Goodnight

West Virginia

Beckley, Beckley VA Medical Center, Jackie Hartsog, Kaitlyn Repass

Clarksburg, Clarksburg - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Jason Bittenbender, Darral Bennett

Huntington, Huntington VA Medical Center, Amanda Rayburn, Dustin HolbrookKim White

Martinsburg, Martinsburg VA Medical Center, David Gowers


Madison, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Darlene Seilheimer, Lisa TuttleEd Zapala

Milwaukee, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center:  

Tomah, Tomah VA Medical Center, Kelsey Thompson , Amy Schmoll


Cheyenne, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, Lisa Gibson, Wayne Graves, Rose McKirgan

Sheridan, Sheridan VA Medical Center, Marie Hardaker

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