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Past/Current Military

Diversion and Alternative Sentencing

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Featured Speakers include (L to R): Dylan Ford of LA Public Defenders Office, Associate Justice Eileen Moore, Honorable Mark Mandio, CVJP Executive Director Jodi Galvin, and Kevin Snyder of Snyder Law (not pictured)

Watch our FREE MCLE training on criminal statutes for past and current members of the US military: PC 858, PC 1001.80, PC 1170.9, PC 1170.91, how to seek pre-plea misdemeanor military diversion, case dismissal upon completion of a veteran treatment, and other relief for mitigation and alternative sentencing in criminal courts.

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Judicial Council training regarding the NEW mental health diversion statute PC 1001.36

VA Veteran Justice and Jail Outreach Workers

  • The VA employs Veteran Justices Staff called Veteran Justice Outreach Workers (VJOs) and Jail Outreach Workers (JOWs) that help veterans with alternative sentencing. 

  • VJOs and JOWs can visit veterans in jail.

  • They can verify veteran status & benefits, get records, arrange treatment, and provide other services.

  • Attorneys, family members, and others, can also contact them for assistance with veteran cases.

Veteran Legal Resources

  • The non-profit organizations below help with veteran benefits and other legal issues.

  • They do not do not handle criminal cases.

  • Basic/most services are FREE to veterans, contact each organization for details.

       https://lafla.org/

       https://nlsla.org/  

  • Veteran Legal Services - VLI

       (714) 852-3492

       https://www.vetslegal.com/

       https://publiccounsel.org/about-us/contact-us/

  • Patriotic Hall Legal Clinic

       Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

       1816 South Figueroa Street

       Los Angeles, CA 90015

       (213) 833-6564​

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Veteran Project

       (213) 627-2727

       https://lacba.org/?pg=veterans-legal-services-project 

  • West LA VA Welcome Center Legal Clinic

       Bldg. 257
       (310) 478-3711 ext. 49917

       https://www.va.gov/greater-los-angeles-health-                   care/stories/west-la-va-welcome-center-the-first-                 step-in-the-journey-out-of-homelessness/  

       Pro bono veteran legal services around the                     country

       https://www.americanbar.org/ 

  • UCLA Veterans Legal Clinic

       (424) 248-9783

       https://law.ucla.edu/academics/experiential-                         program/law-clinic-courses/veterans-legal-clinic 

       Hotline hours are every Tuesday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.          and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 

       Walk-ins open for Tuesday intakes at Building 206 of           the West LA VA Medical Center.

Veteran Non-Legal Resources

       (800) 854-7771, *3

       (9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week)

       veterans@dmh.lacounty.gov

       Provides quality referrals to combat vets, MST 

       survivors and families to various VA programs

       877-927-8387

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