Veterans Justice Outreach

Program Description

The goal of the Veterans Justice Outreach Program is to avoid unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among veterans. This outreach initiative involves collaboration among VA Medical Center staff, local law enforcement, and treatment services to provide for the needs of veterans, helping them to avoid subsequent arrests.

Veterans' Justice Outreach specialists (VJOs) are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved veterans in local courts and jails. VJOs link eligible Veterans to appropriate services provided through the Veterans Health Administration. VJOs also coordinate with judicial and law enforcement partners and educate them on veterans' issues.

The Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator for Rhode Island is Rich Flynn.


Basic VA health care eligibility.

Related Programs

Veterans Treatment Court 



About Providence VA Medical Center

The Providence VA Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Each veteran who comes to the Medical Center for ...  MORE

Contact Info

Rich Flynn


830 Chalkstone Ave

Providence, RI 02908


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