IAFMHS CONFERENCE ANTWERP 2018
JUN 12 - 14
United States Veterans in the Criminal Justice System: Understanding Their Unique Needs and the Policy Responses Enacted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Meet Those Needs
PRESENTER: Matthew Stimmel, Ph.D.
DATE: June 11, 2018
TIME: 1.30pm - 5pm (Half Day)
COST: $125 CAD
The focus of this workshop is to explore the impact military culture and service experience have on Veterans’ readjustment into civilian life; how these experiences contribute to a host of psychosocial issues including criminal justice involvement; and how the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has responded to the needs of justice-involved Veterans. Through a focus on cultural aspects of service as well as specific clinical and policy interventions implemented at the VA, the workshop provides a unique contribution to conference attendees by exploring military service as a unique cultural consideration within education, outreach, and treatment models in working with justice involved individuals. This will include a focal review of the development of Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) in the United States and interactive discussion on how VTCs can serve as a specific collaborative model for intervention with justice involved veterans at both local and national levels.