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Veterans Diversion Program

Introduction

The information provided on this site; mentor guidelines and mentor application, is being furnished in accordance with P. L. 2017, c. 042.

It is our sincere hope that you will review the guidelines and complete and send the mentor application to the Department so that we may enter you in a data-base that can be shared with the Attorney General’s Office and the law enforcement community so that qualifying Veterans who have been alleged to have committed an eligible offense may be assisted under the Veterans Diversion Program (created by P.L. 2017, c. 042).

Volunteer mentors are being recruited to “assist an eligible servicemember who is a veteran in accessing assistance to resolve the underlying problems that led or contributed to the eligible servicemember’s involvement with the criminal justice system.”

New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Service Officers can be helpful sources of assistance in claims work, VA health-care referrals, educational assistance through the GI Bill, property tax deductions or exemptions, Civil Service Veterans Preference, death benefits, homeless veterans resources, State health-care services for veterans, etc.

The attached listing of DMAVA service offices includes the address and phone number for each. It is being furnished for your guidance and reference and to let you know that DMAVA Service Officers stand ready to provide you with any veteran benefit information that you may require.

It is our sincere hope that you will volunteer to serve as a mentor so that those men and women who are determined to be eligible for the Diversion Program have every tool they need to succeed and one of the most important tools is a mentor. Please consider making a difference by completing and returning the mentor application as soon as possible.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please complete and return the enclosed application to Joseph.Nyzio@dmava.nj.gov.

Guidelines for Mentors

A mentor’s first obligation is to support the Veteran. The mentor will protect a Veteran’s welfare and diligently seek to assist the Veteran in achieving his or her goals.

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