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Best Practices and Systems of Support for Justice-Involved Veterans
The designation justice-involved Veteran is used to describe former service members who are involved in the criminal justice system. Involvement in the criminal justice system can range from initial arrest to court involvement, incarceration in jail or prison, or reentry into society. The high rates of mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders (SUDs), and traumatic brain injury (TBI) have adversely affected more than half of justice-involved Veterans. A number of emerging best practices, programs, and standards of care have been developed to address the unique challenges faced by justice-involved Veterans. Diversion and reentry interventions have expanded access to legal services and housing, enhanced jail-diversion strategies through Veteran’s treatment courts and cultural competency training to first responders and provided reentry transition supports utilizing Veteran peer mentors. Additionally, supportive rehabilitation approaches have included specialized housing programs within jails and prisons, increasing connectedness among justice-involved Veterans.

This webinar will provide an overview of emerging best practices and systems of support for justice-involved Veterans from the “front end” or initial point of contact with first responders to the point of reentry and readjustment with support from systems, programs, and peers.

Jan 27, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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