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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
Veterans Justice Outreach Program (VJO)
The purpose of the Veteran Justice Outreach (VJO) initiative is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans, VJO Outreach ensures that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA mental health and substance abuse services when clinically indicated and other VA services and benefits as appropriate. VA is requiring justice-focused activity at the medical center level. Each VA medical center has been asked to designate a facility-based Veterans' Justice Outreach Specialist, responsible for direct outreach, assessment and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails and a liaison with local justice system partners. The difference between VJO and HCRV (Health Care for Reentry Veterans) program is that the HCRV targets Veterans who are already incarcerated and are planning re-entry back to community. The VJO program makes contact prior to incarceration as prevention.
Lower Level C
- 928-445-4860 Ext. 5303
Hours of Operation
- M-F 8:00-4:30p