Veterans Justice Outreach Program (VJO)

Link

https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/VJO.asp

Additional Links

Veteran Treatment Courts (VTC) Fact Sheet
Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Fact Sheet

Sponsoring Organization

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

Description

Seeks to identify justice-involved Veterans and contact them through outreach, in order to facilitate access to VA services through Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists at the earliest possible point. Builds and maintains partnerships between VA and key elements of the criminal justice system.

What This Program Offers

Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists provide many treatment-related services, including:

  • Assessing veterans' needs to identify appropriate services
  • Outreach in local jails and courts to engage justice involved veterans in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services
  • Connecting veterans to necessary treatment
  • Case management

Contact the VJO outreach specialist to request assistance.

The Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans Program (HCRV) conducts outreach for veterans in state and federal prisons.

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

  • Veterans involved with the earlier stages of the criminal justice system

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Housing and Homelessness • Justice System • Mental Health • Veterans