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VHA Veterans Justice Programs: Presentation to Executive Committee - ASCA. Joel Rosenthal, Ph.D. National Training Director, VHA Veterans Justice Programs. January 23, 2012. Veterans Justice Programs. Office of Homeless Programs–Homelessness Prevention (End Veteran Homelessness)

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Vha veterans justice programs presentation to executive committee asca

VHA Veterans Justice Programs: Presentation to Executive Committee - ASCA

Joel Rosenthal, Ph.D.

National Training Director, VHA Veterans Justice Programs

January 23, 2012


Veterans justice programs
Veterans Justice Programs

Office of Homeless Programs–Homelessness Prevention (End Veteran Homelessness)

VA umbrella – Programs to Assist Justice Involved Veterans

Health Care for Reentry Veterans (outreach and reentry planning – prisons)

Veterans Justice Outreach (jail outreach, law enforcement education and liaison, linkage to court system)

Partnership with Corrections – Current Major Projects

Veterans Reentry Search Service (VRSS)

Video Outreach Tools


Veterans reentry search service vrss
Veterans Reentry Search Service (VRSS)

Overview

  • Electronic web-based electronic identification system

  • Successful Pilot Testing, significant difference VRSS vs. self-report: 8-9% vs. 3-6%

  • Goal: Encourage use by as many justice system partners as possible

    Potential Issues and Solutions – Corrections Leadership Perspective

  • Implementation

  • Information and confidentiality

  • VA access to identified Veterans


Video outreach tools
Video Outreach Tools

  • “Suits” – Informational Video for inmate viewing

  • “Helping Veterans Help Themselves” – companion Instructional Video

  • Insure Veterans know of VA services (upon release) and access through VJO

  • Insure Corrections staff know of VA services, Suits, and their role vis-à-vis Veterans

  • Distribution status

    Potential Issues and Solutions – Corrections Leadership Perspective

  • Distribution to prison facilities

  • Barriers to use in facilities

  • Expansion of distribution to additional jails


Video
VIDEO

“Helping Veterans Help Themselves”


Contact
Contact

Joel Rosenthal, PhD

National Training Director, VHA Veterans Justice Programs

Joel.Rosenthal@va.gov

(650) 444-7247

Veterans Justice Programs and Specialist Contact Information

  • http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/Reentry.asp

  • http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/VJO.asp