Opening of expanded VA Oxnard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

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sildenafil arial,sans-serif;”>VAMonday, June 8, Congresswoman Brownley will be participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the VA Oxnard CBOC to mark the opening of the 4000 square feet of new space at the facility, which will expand mental health and physical therapy services, as well as provide a space for a VA homelessness coordinator. In attendance will also be local veterans and representatives from the VA. The ceremony will end with the ribbon-cutting.

 

What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at VA Oxnard CBOC for 4000 square feet of new space

Who: Congresswoman Brownley, local veterans, and VA representatives

When: Monday, June 8, 10:30 am-11am (note: Time was changed)

 

2200 Outlet Center Dr. Oxnard, CA 93036  (note: Address was changed)

Where: Across the street from Oxnard Family Circle

VA Oxnard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic

 

Also note

 

OFFICE OF U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JULIA BROWNLEY

 

BROWNLEY AMENDMENT TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR VETERANS TREATMENT COURTS PASSES THE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives approved an amendment offered by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) to the FY2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act (H.R. 2578) to increase funding for veterans treatment courts by $2.5 million (50 percent).

According to the National Center for PTSD, about 11-20% of veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom have PTSD in a given year.  Since 2005, the number of veterans diagnosed with PTSD has doubled.

“Too often, instead of receiving the mental health services and support that they need, a growing number of veterans end up being incarcerated in our justice system,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “My amendment would provide increased funds for veterans treatment courts so that more veterans in trouble can get the resources they need to secure a strong future and to begin their journey towards recovery.”

Since the Veterans Treatment Court program began in 2008 in Buffalo, New York, over 220 veteran treatment courts have been established across the United States.  The Ventura County Veterans Treatment Court, which began as a pilot program in November 2010, is designed to give veterans with mental health and substance abuse issues who find themselves in trouble with the law an opportunity to get the help they need, as an alternative to jail time.  Veterans who choose to participate in the veterans treatment court program must agree to enter a guilty plea and make regular court appearances, participate in treatment and counseling sessions, and undergo regular substance abuse testing.

 

Watch Congresswoman Brownley’s remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqI227bngjI

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