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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.

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. Many VA facilities host free legal clinics for Veterans, operated by non-VA legal service providers. Click here to see a list of those legal service clinics.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, free legal clinics are no longer operating on-site at VA facilities. However, many non-VA legal providers are still providing legal services available to Veterans by phone or email. To seek assistance on a legal matter, Veterans may call or email a legal services provider listed in their area.

More Information

  • With questions about the VJO national program, contact Katie Stewart, MSW, LCSW, 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

Picture of VJO Fact Sheet Veterans Treatment Courts and other Veteran-focused courts served by VA Veterans Justice Outreach Specialists | December 2019

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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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

Alaska

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

Arizona

Phoenix, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Ellyn Black, Anna Bourne, Jennifer Morris, Brian D'AgnoloMonica KingChristopher WallaceCynthia Huerta-Montoya 

Prescott, Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Julie Garver, Elizabeth Santos, Katherine Pentz

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

Arkansas

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, Phyllis Wilkins, Andre Jones

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California

Fresno, VA Central California Health Care System, Susan Basmajian, Brenda Blum, Stella Botello, Debra Mattos

Loma Linda, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System: 

               Riverside County:  Laura RodriguezJennifer Garcia

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

Long Beach, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Julie Tomlinson, Michael Marino, Valvincent Reyes, Ebony Hodge, Shani Bass

Los Angeles, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA), Sergio AntoniukPamela Davis, Suzanne Dolan, Tiffany Perez, Emma Hale, Jonathan Clark, Virginia Hines, Logan Speers

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, Angela Simoneau, Joy Villavicencio, Marlene Rarick, Daniel Forsberg

San Francisco, San Francisco VA Health Care System:
    
                Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino Counties: Steven Harrison
               
                Marin and Napa Counties: Brian Dobbs
               
                San Francisco County: Jenna Ferrara and Chase Finney
               
                Sonoma County: Meeyoung Kim

Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Clinic, Laura Sales, Jeremy Chisum

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

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

Grand Junction, Grand Junction VA Medical Center, Michael LeFebre

Loveland and Greeley, Loveland VA Clinic, Lisa Gibson

Connecticut

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

Delaware

Wilmington, Wilmington VA Medical Center:

          Cecilia Gonzalez: New Castle County 

          David Parsons: Kent and Sussex Counties

District of Columbia
Washington DC, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Karen Carrington, Kathryn Scalfari 
  • 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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Florida

Bay Pines, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, James Garnett, Heather Davis, Angela Federico, Selena Seib

North Florida/South Georgia VA Health Care System (Gainesville and Lake City, FL):
               
               Heather Murphy Florida Nassau county  Georgia Atkinson, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Echols, Lanier, Pierce, and Ware counties

Wendy Snee Florida Clay, Duval counties

Mary McNeloms Florida: Marion, St. Johns, and Sumter counties

Frank Norris Florida: Leon, Calhoun, Jackson, Gulf, Franklin, Liberty, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson counties

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

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

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

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

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 WilliamsErika Lucas  Hillsborough County

West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach VAMC, Mason Youell, Tanya Mazzei, Lynnea Valpatic

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Georgia

Atlanta, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Thindwia CabinessKatherine Andrade, Byron Tinsley, Keesha Sledge, Dione Shekon

Augusta, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Sharon Caldwell

Dublin, Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Judith Foster, Michael Bland

Hawaii 

Honolulu, VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, Cheryl Reavis, Christian Lamb

Idaho 

Boise, Boise VA Medical Center, Sarah Kearney, Nikole Watkins

Pocatello, Pocatello Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Jodi Shelton

Illinois

Chicago, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Carmen Ramirez, Sergio Grajeda, 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

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

Peoria, Bob Michel VA Outpatient Clinic, Ginger Garner

Indiana

Evansville, Evansville VA Health Care Center, Jennifer Nevers

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, Sandra Whiteley, Kendol Enzinger, Mary Hanley

Iowa

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

Iowa City, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Daneille AldersonEd Haycraft

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Kansas

Leavenworth, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Stacy Downey

Topeka, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, Patrick Osborne

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

Kentucky

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

Lexington, Lexington VA Medical Center, Kathy VasquezJanis Skilling

Louisville, Louisville VA Medical Center, Sonny Hatfield, Abbe Johnson, Scott Huisman, Dawne James

Louisiana

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

Maine

Augusta, Togus VA Medical Center, Anne Archibald, Robert Jones, Amy Morin

Maryland

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

Massachusetts

Bedford, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Caitlin Aubuchon, Autumn Gray, Carly Wilson

Boston, VA Boston Healthcare System, Thomas Palladino

Brockton, VA Boston Healthcare System, Rachel Seed

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

Worcester, Northampton VA Medical Center, Melissa Barillaro

Michigan 

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, Kendra O'Keelean , John KochBrenden Wright 

Cadillac, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Marjorie Middel

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

Gaylord, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Daryl Kujat

Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain VA Medical Center, Michael Matwyuk

Saginaw, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Travis Vanderlist

Minnesota 

Minneapolis, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Marianne Hamrick, Matthew Harris, Margaret Neuman

St. Cloud, St. Cloud VA Medical Center, Joshua Seezs

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Mississippi

Biloxi, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, David Neslen, Lysbeth Spence, Mark Ballou, Tomiko Daffin, Robert Berteau

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

Missouri 

Columbia, Harry S. Truman Memorial, Andy 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, Keith Suedmeyer

Montana

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

Nebraska 

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

Nevada

Las Vegas, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), Davida Cohen, Serena TrehernNancy Taylor

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

New Hampshire

Manchester, Manchester VA Medical Center, Diane Levesque, Daniel Bricker

New Jersey

Atlantic County, Cape May County, and Cumberland County, served by Wimington, DE VA Medical Center, John Walter

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

Salem County, served by Wilmington, DE VA Medical Center, Cecilia Gonzalez

New Mexico

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

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

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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 Fagnan

Canandaigua, Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Angel Wong

Montrose, VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, Nino Elizondo

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

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, Katherine Houghton, Kay Holtzinger

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

Fayetteville, Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Curtis Morrow, Kenedi Klein, Barsham Murphy

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

North Dakota

Fargo, Fargo VA Medical Center, Jennifer Kimball Walter

Ohio

Chillicothe, Chillicothe VA Medical Center, Tisha Hardin, Jeenee Hines

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

Cleveland, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Dwayne Williams, Victoria Marion, Cailen Haggard, Michael Casto

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

Dayton, Dayton VA Medical Center, Melissa Hall, William Layman, Gina Kicos, Germica Chenault

Toledo, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Leslie Witherell

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Oklahoma 

Muskogee, Jack C. Montgomery VAMC, Douglas McCormickPaula Darrow

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Jessica McLeod, Amy Stephens, Darren Braswell

Oregon

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

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

Roseburg, VA Roseburg Healthcare System, Susan Harrison, Gary Marquardt

White City, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics, Jane Condray, Tag McFadden

Pennsylvania

Altoona, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, 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, 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, Karen Baer, Lori Miller

Puerto Rico

San Juan, VA Caribbean Healthcare System, Ghislaine Rivera

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, Sara Morrell, Doris Thomas, Clifford Marsh

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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Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Teresa Worthington

Clarksville, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Stacey Parsons

Franklin, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Randall Rohrer

Manchester, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Frazier 

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

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

Murfreesboro, Tennesee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Montgomery

Nashville, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Frazier

Texas

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

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

Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Paul Loflin, Brandy Sparks

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

El Paso, El Paso VA Health Care System:
               
               El Paso County, Culberson County, Hudspeth County, Jeff Davis County, Presidio County: Anaiss Munoz and Montevis Price

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

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

               Bexar County: Archorah Cameron, Erin Lovinus, Devon Jachade, Treva Neiss

               Comal and Guadalupe Counties: Stacey Adams

Temple, Waco, Killeen, Georgetown, Bryan/College Station, Brownwood, and Austin, Central Texas VA Health Care System, Ronald Carney, Tiffany LoveKaren Janda, Courtney Ma'at

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Utah

Salt Lake City, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, Ryan Davidson, Jessica Mann, Bobbi Fosburg

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

Vermont

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

Virginia

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

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

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

Washington

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, Kaitlyn Repass

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

Huntington, Huntington VA Medical Center, Angela Miller, Amanda Rayburn, Dustin Holbrook

Martinsburg, Martinsburg VA Medical Center, David Gowers

Wisconsin

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

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

Tomah, Tomah VA Medical Center, Ryan Jones

Wyoming

Cheyenne, Cheyenne VA Medical Center, Lisa Gibson

Sheridan, Sheridan VA Medical Center, Karl Jantz

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