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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.


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.


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, Ahmad Brewer

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

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

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, William Adams


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


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


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, Kimberly SheltonAlexandra Blondell

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

Loma Linda, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System: 

               Riverside County:  Laura RodriguezJennifer GarciaEsther Kang

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

Long Beach, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, Julie Tomlinson, Michael Marino, Valvincent ReyesShani Bass

Los Angeles, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA), Sergio AntoniukTiffany Perez, Emma Hale, Jonathan ClarkLogan SpeersValerie Kaplan

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

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, Daniel ForsbergAnisett Jacques-Willis

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 FerraraNick Crispino
                Sonoma County: Brian DobbsSteven Harrison, Alexa Stone


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, 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, 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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Bay Pines, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System: 

               James Garnett, Angela Federico: Pinellas County
               Selena Seib: Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee counties 
               Heather Davis: Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Highlands counties

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

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 WilgoErika Lucas  Hillsborough County

West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach VAMC, Mason Youell, Tanya Mazzei, Lynnea ValpaticCalvin Sloan

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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 Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Echols, Grady, Lanier, Lowndes,                        Miller, Mitchell, and Thomas counties in Georgia

Atlanta, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Thindwia CabinessKatherine Andrade, Byron Tinsley, Keesha SledgeWhitney Tyler

Augusta, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Sharon Caldwell

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


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


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

Pocatello, Pocatello Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Jodi Shelton

Chicago, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, general inquiries   
          •  Cook County (26th California), Janika Walker
          •  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

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


Evansville, Evansville VA Health Care Center, Jennifer Nevers

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, Kendol Enzinger, Mary Hanley

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, Abigail Kirkpatrick


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


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


Augusta, Togus VA Medical Center, Anne ArchibaldAmy Morin, 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, Rachel Seed

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, 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

Iron Mountain, Iron Mountain VA Medical Center, Michael Matwyuk

Saginaw, Adela E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Travis VanderlistRebecca PostmaJulia Dunn


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

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

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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


Columbia, Harry S. Truman Memorial, Scott PerkinsJennifer WiningearMarlenia Cunningham 

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


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), Davida Cohen, Serena TrehernKyra Jones

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

New Hampshire

Manchester, Manchester VA Medical Center, Christopher Dearborn, Daniel Bricker

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, 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, Shirley McGee

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, 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, Kenedi Klein, Barsham Murphy, Kishia WilliamsChaquia Gee

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

North Dakota

Fargo, Fargo VA Medical Center, Rachel Marsolek


Chillicothe, Chillicothe VA Medical Center, Tisha HardinShayna Cox

Cincinnati, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Jennifer WolfeRonald MichaelsonBethany Hamilton-Clary, Seana CreechAnne Karp

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

Columbus, Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center, Mary GilletteBobby Perkins, Marilyn BrinkKarla Jones

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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Muskogee, Jack C. Montgomery VAMC, Douglas McCormickPaula Darrow

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


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

Portland, Portland VA Medical Center, Peggy KuhnMatthew ByrgeAdam Watkins

Roseburg, VA Roseburg Healthcare System, Susan Harrison

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


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
          Karen Baer: Cabon, Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan counties
          Lori Miller: Columbia, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montour, Northampton, Pike counties

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, 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

Manchester, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Amy Frazier 

Memphis, Memphis VA Medical Center, Patricia Hines, Shea Langs, Courtney Deviney, Carmen GrayHarvey Reid

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


Amarillo, Amarillo VA Health Care System, Dorothy Carskadon, Lynda MitchellAngela Boyd

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 LoganRuth Hood

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, 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):

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, Michael Owens, James Bastien


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

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 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 StrotherJeff Summer

West Virginia

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

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

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

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 ZiebellLaura Felten, Michelle Watts, Elysia SkaanningAmy Sklena, Gary Marquardt  

Tomah, Tomah VA Medical Center, Kelsey Thompson


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

Sheridan, Sheridan VA Medical Center, Karl Jantz

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