Diversion and Alternative Sentencing
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.
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.
Legal Aid Foundation LA - LAFLA
Neighborhood Legal Services
Veteran Legal Services - VLI
Patriotic Hall Legal Clinic
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Los Angeles County Bar Association Veteran Project
West LA VA Welcome Center Legal Clinic
(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
UCLA 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
Veterans Crisis Line Hotline
DIAL 988 then PRESS 1
Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN)
(800) 854-7771, *3
(9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week)
National Veterans Foundation
Referral for any resource in LA county
Library site for vets
Services and resources for veterans including help with resumes & employment
Vet Center Call Center
Provides quality referrals to combat vets, MST
survivors and families to various VA programs