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VETERAN'S ASSISTANCE PROJECT

Veterans and mental health agencies and the courts can help veterans get services and support to improve the quality of life for the men, women and families who have made sacrifices in defense of the United States.

It is our goal to identify veterans and refer them to a veterans representative as early on in the life of a case as is possible in order to assist them in identifying services and benefits to which they may be entitled. However, they may be referred to the program at any time during the course of the case whether it be at the municipal level or while serving a term of probation after sentencing. This is a voluntary program. If persons identify themselves as veterans, they will be informed of the existence of the Veterans Assistance Project and will be asked if they would like to be referred to a representative of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMAVA).

That representative can assist in linking the veteran to services and benefits to which they may be entitled by virtue of their veterans status. The court can also then consider the offender’s status as a veteran, and any treatment needs that may exist (such as mental health and addiction disorders) when crafting plea agreements and appropriate sentencing dispositions.

If you would like to learn more about the Veteran's Assistance Project, please click here to view an informative overview of the program on the Atlantic/Cape May Counties "Meet the Court" television series.

For information on court matters:

Assistant Criminal Division Manager
Superior Court of New Jersey
(609) 909-8249

Municipal Division Manager
Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage
(609) 909-8226

Assistant Chief Probation Officer
Atlantic County Probation Department
(609) 345-6700, ext. 3569

For information on benefits and services:

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Call 1-866-VETS-NJ-4-U
(1-866-838-7654)
24 hours a day or visit
The Department of
Military and Veteran's
Affairs Official Website

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
(609) 441-3060

Atlantic County Department of Veterans Services
(609) 487-6932

For information on mental health services:

Jewish Family Service
(609) 822-1108

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