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9LUJLQLD9HWHUDQDQG)DPLO\6XSSRUW 99)6 The Virginia Veteran and Family Support program (VVFS) provides outreach, connection, and support to veterans and their families as they address the challenges of military service, transition, deployments, Post Traumatic Stress and behavioral health concerns, physical and traumatic brain injuries. Referrals and resource connections are coordinated with community providers throughout the Commonwealth. The VVFS program offers: x Comprehensive assessments of individual and family needs x Care coordination services for behavioral health, rehabilitative and supportive services x Direct linkage to treatment services for Post Traumatic Stress and traumatic brain injury x Direct linkage to VA benefits and healthcare, employment, and education services x Peer support services x Family support services and groups x Homeless and housing services x Criminal justice and re-entry services x Outreach and education services The VVFS program proudly serves military service veterans of any era, regardless of their discharge status, including: x Members of all branches of the Armed Services, National Guard and Reserves not in federal service x Family members of veterans and members of the Guard and Reserves VVFS is also proud to serve Virginia’s most vulnerable veterans including veterans involved in the criminal justice system and those experiencing homelessness. The VVFS Justice Involved Services (JIS) program offers support to veterans and service members in the criminal justice system. The program provides direct services to justice-involved veterans and service members interfacing with courts and diversion/veteran docket programs, during incarceration in jails and prisons, and upon re-entry to the community. A Veteran Justice Specialist identifies needs, develops a coordinated services plan, and connects the veteran/service member to community resources. VVFS operates in four regions. To reach your regional office for further information or assistance, call the toll free number at 1-877-285-1299 or visit our website at


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