The purpose of the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA services as clinically indicated. Veterans' Justice Outreach Specialists are responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners. The VJO program targets Veterans with known or suspected service related mental health conditions that demonstrate some correlation to their legal issue. Also, VJOs work with Veterans that are pretrial or on probation in almost all cases. For Veterans who are already incarcerated, the VA has a re-entry specialist.