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Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP) Briefing. Presented by: Stan Seidel, Director, VETS, Maryland seidel.stanley@dol.gov. Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program Goals. Reduce Recidivism Reintegrate Incarcerated Veterans into Workforce Provide Healthcare/Benefits.

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incarcerated veterans transition program ivtp briefing
Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP) Briefing

Presented by: Stan Seidel, Director, VETS, Maryland

seidel.stanley@dol.gov

incarcerated veterans transition program goals
Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program Goals
  • Reduce Recidivism
  • Reintegrate Incarcerated Veterans into Workforce
  • Provide Healthcare/Benefits
incarcerated veterans transition program grant category
Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program Grant Category
  • New grant category for FY 2004
  • “Pilot” Program authorized under 38 United States Code, Section 2022, as added by Section 5 of Public Law 107-95, the Homeless Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001.
  • Funded under HVRP - no separate funding authorization.
incarcerated veterans transition program objective
Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program Objective
  • Pilot Grantees provide direct services through a case management approach while networking with federal, state, and local resources and veteran support programs to reintegrate previously incarcerated veterans into the workforce.
  • Assistance provided within 18 Months of separation from incarceration.
incarcerated veterans transition program pilot sites fy 2004
Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program Pilot Sites – FY 2004
  • Volunteers of America, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vietnam Veterans of San Diego, CA
  • Joint Efforts, San Pedro, CA
  • Volunteers of America, Louisville, KY
  • Quad Area Community Action Agency, Hammond, LA
  • Veterans Benefits Clearing House, Roxbury, MA
  • The Salvation Army, Rochester, NY
national pilot
National Pilot

Colorado Department of Labor &

National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI)

  • NVTI developed TAP style Pre-release Workshop
  • Developed Competencies for Workshop & Case Management
  • Developed Facilitator and Participant Manual – Printed 5,000 for state pilots
  • Train 120 (trained 154) DVOP / LVER
7 pilot states selected
7 Pilot States Selected

Colorado Connecticut Georgia

Illinois Kentucky

NOTE: Virginia and the State of Washington have been dropped.

challenges and overcoming obstacles
Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
  • Institutional Issues
    • Point of Contacts
    • Security Clearances
    • Policy/Procedure Training
    • Program disruptions / security issues
    • Transfer of inmates / little or no notice
    • Limited medicine supply upon release
challenges and overcoming obstacles11
Challenges and Overcoming Obstacles
  • Service Providers
    • Servicing offenders different vs. transitioning military personnel
    • Ability to gain security clearance
    • Continuity of care / VA claim process
    • Facility location
    • MOU Process
best practices and strategies
Best Practices and Strategies
  • Establishment of Partnerships (DOL, SDOC, VA, FBCO)….benefits…..
    • Access to correctional facilities
    • Relocation of offenders closer to service provider
    • Leverage of resources - substance abuse treatment, job training, etc.
    • Linkages bridge gaps to assist release's to other states
    • Divert veterans to treatment programs vs. incarceration
other national resources
Other National Resources
  • Department of Labor/Veterans’ Employment and Training
    • 1,260 Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Specialists
    • 1,073 Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives
    • 80 Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs
    • 17 Veterans’ Workforce Investment Programs
next steps
Next Steps
  • Evaluate Recidivism rate of grantee HVRP pilots through VA
  • Bridge fund IVTP/HVRP grantees for 15 months
  • Continue State Pilots