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From Deployment to Arraignment: Addressing the Needs of Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

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Name: From Deployment to Arraignment: Addressing the Needs of Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
Description: VA Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH) recently co-sponsored a 1-day training for criminal justice practitioners (judges, prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement, etc), Veterans, active duty service members, and Veteran service providers and agencies. The training focused on: •Resources needed to connect veterans with untreated mental health and substance abuse issues to early, comprehensive treatment services. •California Penal Code (“PC”) 1170.9., a California law designed to divert Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans from jail into mental health or substance abuse treatment; •The San Diego Veterans Justice Outreach initiative and local partnership with the San Diego Sheriff's Department. •The San Diego Veterans Treatment Court, designed to assist veterans who are becoming involved in the Criminal Justice system as a result of symptoms related to psychological war injuries. •Common behavioral characteristics of PTSD and TBI that may contribute to criminal activity; •The signs of a Veteran who is suicidal or potentially violent to others and ways to intervene.
VISN 22 COE: Stress and Mental Health

Contact to order product: Carie Rodgers, Ph.D., ABPP
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NOTE: If you want the product and it is DVD or CD then please e-mail or call the contact above to arrange delivery by US mail.

  • DVD

Language Availability:

  • English

Target Audience:

  • Veterans
  • Family
  • Public
  • Clergy
  • Leaders

Link to Uniform MH Services/Keywords:

  • Incarcerated Veterans

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