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Criminal Justice Portal
Options for Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
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The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs is pleased to share this resource page intended for use by the criminal justice system. On this page you will find resources for incarcerated veterans, information about veteran benefits, links to strategic partners, important phone numbers for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) facilities in Oregon and more.
If you have questions or would like to see additions to this page, contact the ODVA's Public Information Office, 503-373-2386.
Are you a domestic violence victim/survivor?
The abuse is not your fault. No one deserves to be abused. There is help available.
The links at right provide information about how to find shelter and safety planning support, and where to get other forms of assistance.
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1.800.799.SAFE (7233) - 1.800.787.3224 (TTY)
Anonymous & Confidential Help 24/7


Important Links
Community Action Partnerships of Oregon
County Veteran Service Officers
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Oregon District Attorneys
Oregon Employm​ent Department Veteran Representatives
VA Veterans Justice Outreach Page
Veterans’ Treatment Court Clearing House
READING LIST  -- Articles of interest on Veterans and Criminal Justice
Shane's Law: Oregon War Veterans Attorney Shares Story of Bill's Two-year Journey into Law 
Firestorm on the Horizon: The Growing Problem of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome 
Attorneys as First Responders: Recognizing the Destructive Nature of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on the Combat Veteran’s Decision-Making Process   pgs. 144-184
The Veterans’ Lawyer as Counselor: Using Therapeutic Jurisprudence to Enhance Client Counseling for Combat Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder pgs. 185-257


--Benefits for incarcerated Veterans
--VHA Services to Vets in the Justice System
--Guide for incarcerated Veterans
--Information for Veterans in the criminal justice system
--VA programs for Homeless Veterans
--VA facilities in Oregon
--VA Federal Benefits Guide
--What is VA Disability Compensation?
--What is a VA pension?


--VJO Therapeutic Court for Veterans
--VJO Fact Sheet
--Military Discharge
--Symptoms of PTSD
--What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
--Oregon Veteran Outreach Coordinators
--VA Mental Health Handbook

Physical and Sexual Abuse Resources

Domestic Violence Assistance
Shelter and Hotline Services
Address Confidentiality Program
Crime Victim Assistance Programs
Crime Victim Compensation Programs