Veterans symposium shines spotlight on concerns such as mental health, substance abuse – Stars and Stripes

Veterans symposium shines spotlight on concerns such as mental health, substance abuse | Stars and Stripes

Amy Canavan, the veterans justice outreach coordinator for the James E. Van Zandt Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, added: “It’s getting the word out there that we’re available to assist with the program that’s being offered and ultimately just helping veterans get enrolled into the VA medical center, so that they know what’s available to them. So working with community agencies and services allows us to kind of get out there and let people know, so that they can let people know, so that we can provide the service that we do.”

Canavan’s agency assists veterans who are facing legal difficulties after committing non-violent crimes. She said the program is designed to “ensure that they’re getting the treatment that they need in order to resolve their legal issues and not return to the legal system.”

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