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Veteran Intercepts in the Criminal Justice System Webinar Series: Intercepts 0-1

About this Event

Develop a better understanding of the Veteran Sequential Intercept Model (V-SIM) and the intervention strategies and resources available at intercepts 0-1 with this upcoming webinar.

This webinar is part two of NIC’s four-part series on veteran intercepts in the criminal justice system highlighting deflection, diversion, reentry, and desistance alternatives for justice-involved veterans. Veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life may have unique underlying conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other veteran-specific mental health and substance-use concerns. These veterans overrepresent for the latter two diagnoses compared to the US general population.

The SIM delineates interventions at distinct stages of the criminal justice system that have been recognized to assist in addressing the underlying needs of veterans with service-related mental health and substance-use issues. The goal of V-SIM 0-1 and this webinar is to offer solutions to preventing veterans from entering the justice system in the first place through deflection and other practices. If veterans with these conditions get involved with the criminal justice system, it can result in complex and challenging situations that further complicate their path to recovery. However, agencies that recognize the distinctive qualities associated with military service and the abundant resources available to those who have served can significantly foster future success for veterans and may help prevent their further involvement in the justice system.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the V-SIM along with deeper dives into intercepts 0-1.

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Learning Objectives:

During this 90-minute interactive webinar, participants will:

  • Receive an introduction and overview of the V-SIM and take a closer look at intercepts 0-1 and the application of deflection including specific for veterans.
  • Learn about the intent and purpose of the V-SIM along with strategies and examples of what success looks like at intercepts 0-1.
  • Gain an understanding of the most current veteran-specific resources available to communities and criminal justice agencies at intercepts 0-1.

Target Audience

Any employee, peer, or community-based provider working with federal, state, or local correctional jurisdictions who are routinely involved in direct interaction with justice-involved veterans as part of their title or function.


    Evan Seamone
    U.S. Army (retired) Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, Levin College of Law
    Cynthia Gray
    Justice-Involved Veteran Program Manager, Texas Veterans Commission
    Katie Stewart
    National Coordinator, Veterans Justice Outreach, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Jac Charlier
    Executive Director, Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC)
    Yelena Duterte
    Assistant Professor of Law, Director, Veterans Legal Clinic, University of Illinois Chicago
    Major Kathryn Little
    Health and Wellness Director, U.S. Army Soldier for Life
    Dr. Patricia Watson
    Psychologist, National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Ken Rosenblum
    former Associate Dean and Director of the Veterans’ and Servicemembers’ Rights Clinic, Touro Law Center
    Gregory Crawford
    Correctional Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections

Who do I Contact for More Information?

    Content Contact & Technical Contact
    Gregory Crawford
    Correctional Program Specialist, Community Services Division, NIC

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