Whether it be our neighbors, friends, brothers, sisters, parents, loved ones – many of us have the honor of saying we know someone who served and protected this nation. Our veterans sacrifice a great deal to protect our freedoms in this country. Sadly there are over 180,000 of our veterans in prison. Many are facing mental health issues from PTSD to anxiety, depression and alcohol abuse.  A large percentage face homelessness upon being released. Some researchers even found incarcerated veterans may have a higher risk of suicide. We cannot overlook our veterans in prison as they continue struggling with past hardships. Probation Information Network recognizes the importance of helping our incarcerated veterans and wants to make sure their time through the federal criminal justice system runs as smoothly as possible.  Check out the resources below to learn more about the help available for justice-involved veterans.

https://www.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp

https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-benefits/incarcerated-veterans.html

https://vva.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/IncarceratedVeteransGuide6thedition.pdf

https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/Incarcerated-Veterans.aspx

http://nchv.org/index.php/help/help/incarcerated_veterans/

https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/veteran-services/va-benefit-programs/benefits-for-incarcerated-veterans.html

http://www.fedcure.org/documents/IncarceratedVeteransTransitionProgram.pdf

 

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