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Justice For Vets is a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating and offering technical assistance to drug court, DWI court, and veterans treatment court professionals. Justice For Vets does not certify, accredit, investigate, supervise, or have any other authority over any Veterans Treatment Court. Justice For Vets does not and cannot offer legal advice or substance use/mental health services, and cannot guarantee the privacy of the information you provide to us. Accordingly, please do not send any confidential information.

Please note: Justice For Vets assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the providers on this list. Inclusion of any organization, service, or individual in the links below is not to be considered approval, endorsement, or guarantee of services provided.

Every U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the country now has a Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Specialist whose job is to liaise with veterans involved with the local criminal justice system. You can locate your local VJO here.

VA Disability, Benefits, and Claims – If your question is in regards to VA disability benefits or claims, the following links may be of assistance:

  • VA Board of Veterans Appeals – While the vast majority (98%) of appeals considered by the board involves claims for disability compensation, the board also reviews appeals involving other types of veteran benefits, to include insurance benefits, educational benefits, home loan guaranties, vocational rehabilitation, dependency and indemnity compensation, health care delivery, burial benefits, pension benefits, and fiduciary matters.
  • National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. – NOVA is a national organization of attorneys and other qualified members who act as advocates for disabled veterans.
  • Military and Medicare Benefits Resource - Explore the benefits of having Medicare with VA health insurance coverage.

Discharge UpgradesIf your question is in regards to your discharge status or upgrades, the following links may be of assistance:

  • American Bar Association Home Front – Features an information center with publications and resources on a variety of legal topics that military families may encounter.
  • Stateside Legal – This website is for members of the military, veterans, their families, and advocates to help access benefits, find free legal help, and better understand legal issues.
  • Swords to Plowshares – Swords to Plowshares is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides needs assessment and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to approximately 3,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year and provides general guides and information regarding veteran issues.

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