VISN 4’s Veterans Justice Partnership is a unique program that aims to get former service members the treatment they need as an alternative to incarceration. Working together with local courts, the VA connects Veterans with resources to help them combat the problems at the root of their legal troubles, such as behavioral health, substance abuse or other reintegration issues.
VA Treatment Services
Each medical center in VISN 4 has a staff member dedicated to working with justice-involved Veterans, even if the local court system has not yet established an official Veterans Court. To learn more about the Veterans Justice program and how the VA can help you, contact your local Veterans Justice Partnership specialist listed below. These specialists are here to help.
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30-second television public service announcement
about the Veterans Justice Partnership
currently airing throughout Pennsylvania.
||Terrence W. Yeager
||C. Denise Senft
Volunteer as a Peer Mentor
To find out more about becoming a volunteer peer mentor in the Veterans Justice Partnership and to begin an online training program, call 215-560-6300 or visit http://veterans.pacourts.us.*
Pennsylvania Criminal Justice System
To learn more about the Pennsylvania criminal justice system, call 215-560-6300 or visit www.pacourts.us/Links/Public/.*
In the News
Duquesne University law clinic provides legal aid to Veterans*
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | September 23, 2013
Veterans who complete intense treatment can have court charges expunged*
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | April 22, 2012
Veterans help other veterans in special court program*
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Nov. 11, 2010
Helping Veterans With Legal Problems
VA Pittsburgh's Veterans Justice Outreach Program has successfully partnered with Allegheny County courts to help Veterans turn their lives around and avoid incarceration.
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