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VA Loma Linda Healthcare System


Veterans Justice Outreach

We provide outreach services to eligible Veterans who find themselves in contact with the justice system through encounters with police, jails, probation, parole and the courts.

The primary goal is to provide treatment services as an alternative to incarceration.  Loma Linda VA has partnered with the San Bernardino Superior Court and Riverside County Superior Court to establish a collaborative 18-month treatment program - Veterans Court. 

This specialized court seeks to divert eligible Veteran defendants with substance abuse dependency and/or mental health issues that have been charged with primarily low level felony offenses into treatment at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center. 

Eligibility for Veterans Treatment Court

  • Veteran is facing a felony charge that is not likely to be reduced under PC 17b.
  • Veteran is either:
    • A Veteran with an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
    • Curently serving on active duty
  • Veteran's service was/is in any of the following:
    • Any of the five branches of the US Military
    • The National Guard
    • The Reserves
  • Veteran has history of substance abuse or a mental health issue
  • Veteran resides in San Bernardino County or Riverside County

Ineligible Factors

  • Veterans does not qualify for services through the VA
  • Veteran is an active gang member/associate
  • Present case is violent felony (per PC 667.5)
  • Present case is serious felony (per PC 1192.7)
  • Present case involves arson, child abuse or elder abuse
  • Present case involves furnishing to a minor

For more information:
Candace Andrews, MSW (San Bernardino County)
Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist
(909) 825-7084 ext. 5018

Kelly Ross, MSW (Riverside County)
Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist
(909) 825-7084 ext. 5018

Contact Info


  • Valor Building
    11201 Benton Street, Loma Linda, CA 92357
    2nd Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 909-825-7084 Ext. 5665

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.