Veteran Health Indiana
Veteran Justice Outreach
The VA free walk-in Legal Clinic is currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.Please refer to the follow legal services:
- Virtual Legal Clinic
- Indiana Legal Services Veterans Eviction Avoidance Project
- Fillable VEAP referral form
- VEAP FAQ's
Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar)
Virtual Assistance: The Indianapolis Bar Association has responded to the growing need for legal assistance in the community by expanding its free legal advice programs into a virtual chat service manned daily by attorney volunteers. Through the Virtual Ask-A-Lawyer program, individuals can chat in real time with an attorney who is prepared to assist with basic legal questions. To begin the chat, individuals simply visit indybar.org/chat. A pop-up in the lower right-hand corner will guide the user through the interaction.
Telephone Assistance: for individuals without internet access, phone-based assistance is available from 6-8 p.m. on May 11 by call (317) 269-2000.
Lawyers partcipating in Virtual Ask-A-Lawyer work in law firms, agencies and organizations throught the city - they donate their time to provide this vaulable community service. They provide assistace with questions on topics like divorce, chold custody, child support, landlord/tenant issues, bankruptcy, personal injury, employment law and more. All correspondence is confidential.
The Virual Ask-A-Lawyer program was created in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency as the association shifted traditional in-person leagal advice programs to the online format. Since launching in March 2020, attorneys have volunteered more than 1,800 hours to help over 3,300 community members who have requested assistance through the Chat Line.
The Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program ensures eligible, justice-involved Veterans have timely access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services as clinically indicated and that unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and lengthy incarceration among Veterans is avoided.
Please review the VJP brochure which provides details about the program.
Your local VJO Specialists are NOT attorneys, but rather are Licensed Clinical Social Workers.
To reach a VJO Specialist at the medical center, call the Veteran Justice Outreach program Central Line phone number: 317-988-3VJO (3856)
VJO Program geographic areas/territory:
Bartholomew, Benton, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Decatur, Fayette, Fountain, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Union, Vigo, White.
Veterans Treatment Courts were first established in 2008 and continue to grow. Currently there are 26 Veterans Treatment Courts across the state of Indiana and 8 are affiliated with the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC. A unique component of the VTC is the Mentor Program. Some courts are able to match participants with trained mentors within the same branch of service. The mentor provides additional support to VTC participants. VTS’s consists of an interdisciplinary team that typically include: Judge, Defense Attorney, Prosecutor; VJO Specialist; Probation/VTC Case Manager; Community Corrections; Non-VA community MH/Addictions provider. Referrals to VTC typically come from within the criminal justice system.
Veterans Treatment Courts affiliated with the Roudebush VA Medical Center:
Bartholomew County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Presiding Judge: Judge Jim Whorten
234 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201
VTC Coordinator: Brad Barnes #812-565-5877
VTC team meeting held every other Thursday at 11:45 am/VTC docket held at 1pm
Greenwood City Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Presiding Judge: Judge Lewis Gregory
186 Surina Way, Suite B
Greenwood, IN 46143
VTC Coordinator: David Bates, Phone: 317-865-6398 Ext. 7
VTC team meeting every other Thursday at 2pm/ VTC docket 2:30pm
Hamilton County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Presiding Judge: Judge William Hughes
One Hamilton County Square #311
Noblesville, IN 46060
VTC Coordinator: Mary Boatright-Reese, Phone: #317-776-8279
VTC team meeting held every other Wednesday at 12 noon
VTC docket held every other Friday at 1pm
Indianapolis Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Presiding Judge: Judge David Certo
Marion Superior Court 12
200 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
VTC Coordinator - Hal Johnston, Phone #317-327-1023
VTC team meeting weekly each Thursday at 1500
VTC docket meets weekly each Friday at 0900
Monroe County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Presiding Judge: Judge MaryEllen Diekhoff
Monroe Circuit Court
301 N. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
VTC Coordinator: Richard Greco, Phone #812-349-2132
VTC team meeting weekly each Monday at 1200
VTC docket meets weekly each Tuesday at 0830
Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Presiding Judge: Peggy Lohorn
100 E. Main Street
Crawfordsville, IN 47993
VTC Coordinator: Jennifer York, Phone #765-364-6461
VTC team meeting each Monday at 1pm/2pm court docket
Tippecanoe County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Presiding Judge: Daniel Petrie
Tippecanoe Circuit Court
301 Main Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
VTC Coordinator: Norm Henry, Phone #765-742-1279 ext. 2815
VTC team meeting each Tuesday at 11:30am/12:30pm court docket
Vigo County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC)
Judge: John T. Roach
Vigo Superior Court Division One
33 south Third Street – 4th Floor
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
VTC Coordinator: James Ramer, Phone #812-462-3381
VTC team meeting every other Friday at 1130/1300 court docket
For additional inquiry about the Veterans Justice Outreach Program you may call the VJO Central Line at 317-988-3VJO or 317-988-3856. This line is staffed Monday through Friday excluding holidays with call backs expected promptly.
Free Monthly Legal Clinic (civil matters only)
Richard L. Roudebush VAMC the second Tuesday of every month from 11-4pm in C-1202. You must sign in by 3 pm.
Free Legal clinics in VA Facilities nationwide: https://www.va.gov/ogc/docs/LegalServices.pdf
If in crisis, call:
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 for Veteran
Text Option: 838255
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans:
1410 W. 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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