Part|| Veteran Diversion Programs of NM Mentors ||
The Veteran Diversion Programs of NM in Albuquerque, NM serves justice involved veterans by diverting them from the traditional judicial process and into treatment programs to assist in their acclimation back into successful civilian life, instead of jail, prison or standard probation. This program requires strong partnerships with agencies who serve veterans. Straight Scoop for Vets and Friends, the Veterans Administration, the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services alongside other community agencies assist in this process. Straight Scoop provides the leadership and training for the Veteran Diversion Programs Mentor Corps participants who are local area veterans that volunteer to be mentors to the Veteran Diversion Programs of NM participants so they have a “battle-buddy” to assist in their recovery, treatment and civilian readjustments.