Help for Veterans
There are two programs designed to help veterans who come into contact with the New Jersey court system.
The Veteran’s Diversion Program helps veterans struggling with addiction or mental illness. The court case is deferred while they receive help, such as mental health counseling, job placement, and addiction services. If the veteran completes the program, the judge could dismiss the charges and the case could be removed from the public record. Talk to your attorney if you are interested in the program. Read the brochure to learn more.
The Judiciary’s Veteran’s Assistance Program is not a diversion program. Court staff can refer veterans directly to their local veterans service office. Veterans can receive mental health counseling, addiction services, legal services, housing assistance, and mentoring. The program is voluntary.