(Sacramento, CA) – The California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) has awarded Assemblymember Marc Levine its Legislator of the Year Award for 2018, citing his ongoing support for mental health services and legal protections for veterans.
“Assemblymember Marc Levine has been a strong advocate for veterans who suffer from the invisible scars of military service. This office is deeply grateful for his dedication to veterans just like me,” said Sean Stephens, Marin County Veterans Service Officer.
The organization pointed to several bills from Assemblymember Levine’s first three terms in the state Assembly, measures that require the criminal justice system to take into account service-induced trauma and mental health problems when sentencing veterans or issuing terms of probation.
“I’m humbled,” said Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County. “I consider it an honor to work on behalf of veterans. I’ll never stop fighting for the people who never stop fighting for all of us.”
The CACVSO was established in 1945 and aggressively seeks out veterans and their families to provide assistance and service. To meet this objective, the County Veterans Service Officer seeks to increase awareness of eligibility, entitlements, benefits programs, and services provided to veterans by federal, state, and local government agencies and service organizations. Services include comprehensive benefit counseling, claim development, and case management. Information is provided through referral services, public speaking, and media relations.
Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties