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Hope & Help for Justice Involved Veterans , Albany

MASCA & VA Healthcare System

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Middle Atlantic States Correction Association

Hope and Help for Justice Involved Veterans

VA Health Care Upstate New York

113 Holland Avenue, Building 67, Learning Center

Albany, NY 12208

8:00 am - Registration

9:00 am - Posting of Colors and the Pledge of Allegiance

9:15 am - Welcome - Henry Alexander, MASCA President

9:20am – Welcome – David J. West, FACHE, Network Director, VA Health Care Upstate New York - VISN 2

9:30 am - State of Veterans in the US - Dr. Linda Schwartz, CT Commissioner of Veterans Affairs

10:00 am – Break

10:15 am - State of Veterans in Corrections and Community Supervision - Susan Verbeke, NY DOC Veterans Guidance Specialist

10:45 am --“Justice Initiatives and Reentry” – Courtney Slade, Veterans Justice Outreach Coordinator;  Jonathan Pollack, Healthcare for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV) Program Coordinator; George Basher, VA Health System Specialist

11:45 - Lunch – provided on-site

12:30 pm - Panel of Veterans and Service Providers (NY and CT Providers) - Moderator, George Basher VA Health System Specialist

1:25 pm - Break

1:30-2:30 pm - Breakouts:

  • Homeless Vets - Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  • Veterans Courts - Matt Stiner, Justice for Vets
  • NY Task Force -Veterans' Issues - William Payne, former Parole Re-Entry Coordinator, Rensselaer County
  • Suicide Prevention - Joseph Hunter, VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator

2:45-3:45 pm - Repeat Breakouts

3:45 pm – Conference Activities End


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Albany Veterans Hospital
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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MASCA & VA Healthcare System

Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association


MASCA is the leading regional interdisciplinary organization for professionals in the related fields of probation, parole, juvenile justice, and corrections. We are your regional affiliate for both the American Correctional Association and the American Probation and Parole Association. Our membership includes professionals at the state, county, and federal levels, primarily in the seven member jurisdictions, but we welcome criminal justice professionals and students from anywhere in North America. We are committed to providing the best training opportunities in our region and are looking for other ways to serve our membership as well. MASCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational Association


VA  Healthcare System- VISN 1

The VA New England Healthcare System is one of 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Services are provided through primary care supported by eight Joint Commission accredited medical centers. We are located throughout the six New England states- Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusettes, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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