LATEST SENATOR KING
PORTLAND, ME – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today joined local veterans and veteran advocates at American Legion Post 153 in Auburn to discuss the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) announcement, made last week, that it will fund three new positions in Maine to better serve the needs of justice-involved Maine veterans confronting homelessness, mental health, or substance abuse issues. The funding will support a Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Specialist, a Health Care for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV) coordinator, and a specialist focused on veteran suicide prevention.
“Hearing from veterans who have seen the value of the Veterans Justice Program firsthand is a powerful testament to the program’s importance and once again underscores our collective responsibility to care for the veterans who have cared for us,” Senator King said.
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