Introducing: Community Veteran Justice Project

Our mission is to provide free assistance to veterans who are navigating pending criminal cases

The Community Veteran Justice Project (CVJP) is dedicated to ensuring current and former military service members receive the information, support, and services they need to use California’s Veteran Statutes to improve their lives.​

CVJP provides specific services, policy advocacy, and community education to assist justice-involved service members/veterans with obtaining alternative sentencing for some felonies, and diversion for misdemeanor cases. This can result in treatment rather than incarceration, some cases being dismissed, and records being sealed.

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Training Opportunity for Veterans – Get Paid While You Learn!

Get classroom and hands on training while YOU GET PAID in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist 

Deadline to apply is May 15, 2019

Contact Thomas Flynn at the Verdugo Jobs Center for information: TFlynnATglendaleca.gov 

8 weeks, 4 days a week 

Classes at Glendale Community College 

9 transferable College Units 

Job Search Assistance and more! 

Executive order signed to empower veterans and end veteran suicide

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order titled “National Initiative to Empower Veterans and End Veterans Suicide,” which focuses on improving the quality of life for America’s veterans and ending the tragedy of veteran suicide.

The executive order mandates the establishment of the Veteran Wellness, Empowerment and Suicide Prevention Task Force. the task force shall:
• Develop a comprehensive national public health road map outlining the specific strategies needed to lower effectively the rate of veteran suicide, with a focus on community engagement;
• Design and propose to Congress a program for making grants to local communities, which will increase their ability to collaborate with each other, integrate service delivery and coordinate resources to veterans; and
• Develop a national research strategy to improve the coordination, monitoring, benchmarking and execution of research in the field of veteran suicide prevention.

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For further information, please contact the Veteran Services Office.
Important numbers
• 799-VETS, www.Vets4VetsPSCO.org.
• Durango VA Outpatient Clinic: 247-2214.
• Farmington VA Center: (505) 326-4383.
• VAMC Albuquerque NM: (800) 465-8262.
• VAMC Albuquerque NM emergency notification: (800) 465-8262, ext. 5739.

Women Vets on Point – Mental Health Support for Women Veterans in Southern California

If you are a woman veteran in Los Angeles and are feeling lost or worried about your mental health, you are not alone. Connect with Women Vets on Point today.

Women Vets on Point is an independent, not-for-profit program designed and informed by women veterans for women veterans in order to address critical needs and barriers to mental health care after military service. The program is funded by a consortium of Southern California foundations and brings together a team of program developers, service providers, and researchers from Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS).

Women Vets on Point Website

Free Adult Literacy Program Offered in Glendale

The Library, Arts & Culture Department Adult Literacy Program offers services to help adults improve their reading, writing, and speaking. Instruction is provided by trained volunteers. The Adult Literacy Program is free and open to all adults ages eighteen and over.

The Adult Literacy Program helps adults who want to learn English as well as English-speaking adults who need to improve their reading and writing skills. Conversation classes and one-on-one tutoring sessions are offered.

The Adult Literacy Program is also seeking volunteers to work with adults to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Successful volunteers need to make a commitment of at least one hour per week for a minimum of six months.

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and click here to read the Adult Literacy Program Newsletter