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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Virginia Department of Veterans Services, Virginia Veteran and Family Support, and the Virginia Department of Corrections have partnered together to develop this roadmap resource guide to create a smoother transition for you and your family when entering back into the community. Our hope is that this resource guide will help you connect with various people, organizations, and services which can provide you with veteran specific guidance within your own community. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has professionals within every region to help you connect with VA services and resources while you are incarcerated. If you are currently in a local jail, a Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialist will be able to help you in preparing for release. If you are currently in a state prison, the Healthcare for Re-Entry Veterans (HCRV) specialist can meet with you six months prior to your release to discuss services and assistance you may be able to connect to in the community. We advise asking your caseworker, counselor, or jail services officer to contact the VJO or HCRV specialist so that they may schedule to meet with you prior to your release. You may also write to them using the addresses listed within this resource guide.

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