Rutledge Applauds Opening of Final Veteran Service Office
May 30, 2017
Attorney General provided $170,000 to assist with creating 9 offices
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today applauded the opening of the final Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Veteran Service Office in Hope.
The Attorney General’s office contributed the full start-up cost of $170,000 through lawsuit settlement dollars to assist the State Department of Veteran Affairs with opening Veteran Service Offices in Fayetteville, Forrest City, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Monticello, Mountain Home, Russellville and now Hope.
“Our veterans can now get the help they need close to home,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “It was a priority of mine that these offices become a reality to ensure our brave men and women who have given so much in service to our country get access to services they need.”
Assisting the Department of Veteran Affairs with the opening of these offices is part of Rutledge’s Military and Veterans Initiative which she created to assist active duty military, reservists, veterans and their families with consumer-related issues, veterans courts and other collaborative efforts.