The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to hire an additional 50 Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists to expand the reach of Veteran Treatment Courts and other services for justice-involved veterans. The expansion was authorized by H.R.2147 - Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2018, which was signed into law on September 17, 2018.
The VA created the VJO program in 2009. VJO specialists have served more than 184,000 justice-involved Veterans since 2009. Currently, the VA funds 314 VJO specialist positions across the U.S., including 53 added in fiscal year 2018. The . . .