The American University offered a webinar on The Veterans Justice Outreach Program: what it is, what are its benefits, how to use it. There is also an excellent power point with this information.
Every community should use this FREE federal service to immediately connect the veterans that are arrested in your community with services that are provided by the VA, thus freeing local resources for other defendants.
Published on Nov 11, 2016

The Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University’s Justice Programs Office, under the School of Public Affairs, conducted an interactive webinar session entitled The VJO Specialist in Veterans Treatment Courts: The Glue Holding VTCs Together on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 from 2–3:30 pm EST.

This webinar was presented by Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton (ret.); Ms. Mary Gillette, LISW-S; and Judge John Zottola.

A crucial component of Veterans Treatment Courts is its relationship with the Veterans Justice Outreach program. The VJO specialist is a valuable resource for any treatment court, as he or she are able to connect veterans to the services they are entitled to from the VA. However, many VTCs struggle with how to successfully integrate the VJO specialist into their team.

This webinar covered:

– The history of the VJO program, including the problems it was designed to address and some of the challenges it faces;
– The way a successful VJO program operates; and
– Lessons learned about VJO involvement; achievements and areas for improvement.

Registrants included a broad group of local, state and national leaders in criminal justice, healthcare and educational organizations nationwide:

Title   Company  
VJO Department of Veteran’s Affairs
LISW-S SourcePoint
Coordinator Fairfax Veterans Treatment Docket
Chief Deputy Clerk of Court EDNC, US District Court
Staff Attorney Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.
State Veterans Program Administrator Job Service North Dakota
Correctional Probation Sr. Officer Department of Corrections
Clinical Coordinator Hall County Treatment Services
Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator Leon County
Care Management Dir. Delaware-Morrow Mental Health and Recovery Service Board
Attorney Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson
Development Officer – Grants Hocking College
Social Work Coordinator Cuy. Co. Veterans Service Commission
HCRV/VJO Specialist VA Manchester Medical Center
Network Homeless Coordinator Veterans Administration
VJO Dept of VA
Case Manager Polk County Courthouse
Veterans Service Officer Putnam County Veterans Service Commission
Lieutenant Lorain County Sheriff’s Office
Mentor Coordinator United Way of Central Maryland
Case Manager Veterans Court Appalachian Judicial Circuit Accountability Courts
Social Work Intern Providence Veterans Medical Center
Judge Indianapolis Veterans Court
Budget/Grant Analyst Macon-Bibb County Government
Court Division Manager Fresno County Superior Court
Deputy Director for Drug Courts WV Supreme Court
Psychologist Multimodal Therapy Institute
Judge 4th District Court
Peer Mentor Coordinator BTS
Drug Court Coordinator Supreme Court of Virginia
CMO Molina Healthcare of Ohio
Clinical Director Truth 180
Recovery Court Administrator Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Assistant DCA Judicial Branch`
Magistrate New Philadelphia Municipal Court
Waupaca County Veterans Service Officer Waupaca County
Mentor Veterans Treatment Court of Seminole Co, FL
VJO Coordinator US Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Justice Outreach VA
Programs Division Director Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court
VJO Specialist VA
VJO social worker Bedford VA Hospital
Judge Veterans Treatment Court
Treatment Court Administrator State of MO
Case Manager Sandusky County Adult Probation – Reentry
Court Coordinator Charlotte County Pre-Trial
Evaluator Addictions Consulting Group
Assistant Professor Missouri State University
Drug Court Specialist AOC
Program Coordinator/Case Manager Waushara County DHS
County Court Judge 18th Judicial Court
Veterans Service Officer Sheboygan County
VJO Case Manager VA
Senior Criminal Justice Consultant National Center for State Courts
Mentor Coordinator Grant County Indiana Veterans Treatment Court
Executive Director Turning Point Counseling and Recovery Services
VJO Specialist Dept of Veteran Affairs
VJO Department of Veterans  Affairs
Adult Probation Officer Peoria County Adult Probation
Veterans Court Coordinator Escambia County Veterans Couty
Staff Attorney Public Defender Commission
Criminal Division Director Administrative Office of the Courts
County Veteran Service Officer Green Lake County Veteran Services