VA Benefits & Justice-Involved Veterans

On April 28th, 2017, the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit hosted “Representing Justice-Involved Veterans,” a training event on how criminal defense attorneys can represent clients with military service. The third speaker, Christie Bhageloe of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, discussed how involvement with the criminal justice system, especially incarceration, impacts a veteran’s VA benefits, as well as what community resources justice-involved veterans have available to assist them.

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