Community Veteran Justice Project
CVJP helps veterans by breaking the cycle of incarceration via early intervention and by promoting the use of under-utilized California veteran alternative sentencing statutes. While helping our clients with their criminal cases, we also connect them to community support and mental health services.
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2 Submitted Ideas
- LIVE ·2020 Grants Challenge
This grant will allow us to expand assistance to LA area Veterans and their families by ensuring our Veteran clients receive the maximum benefit from the California Veteran alternative sentencing statutes. We will enhance our outreach to ensure maximum awareness among veterans who are in legal trouble while enhancing our educational programs for California defense attorneys. These attorneys often need assistance in applying the statues that were specifically designed to help break the cycle of veteran incarceration, homelessness, and suicide.
- LIVE ·2019 Grants Challenge
CVJP would like support to expand to college Veteran Resource Centers (VRCs) covering LA County. This expansion would allow veteran work-study students to become CVJ workers at individual VRCs, increasing staff to provide supervision and perform follow-up on cases. CVJP will be able to intervene with more vets and connect them with comprehensive services across LA County that allow them to seek college, entrepreneurship, home buying, healthy families, and overall wellness opportunities.