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Barracks Behind Bars

In an interview with Afghanistan veteran Nicholas Stefanovic, Judge Michael Jackson of Ohio reveals his own wartime story and explains how his experience in the past fueled his passion for working with veterans today.

Barracks Behind Bars

Barracks Behind Bars illuminates the increasing number of veteran-specific housing unit programs in jails across the country that are working to prevent recidivism and improve the safety of the public as well as sheriffs' deputies, state corrections officers, and inmates by reigniting a sense of military culture and values.

Veterans History Project Panel Discussion on Effects of PTSD in Crime and Rehabilitation

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections, hosted a panel discussion on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans and how to support those who have run afoul of the law by providing appropriate treatment. The panel of experts, in honor of Memorial Day and in anticipation of National PTSD Awareness Month, was held on Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m. in room 119 on the first floor of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. This event was also livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/LibraryOfCongress and its YouTube site (with captions) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHItQrpNCeA&t=606s.

Justice-Involved Veterans

Our goal is to help foster an understanding and awareness of issues specifically relating to combat veterans who enter the criminal justice system.

Community Services Division

The Community Services Division coordinates consulting services (technical assistance), specialized training, and other programs related to probation, parole, and other forms of community-based corrections.

Live Webinar Event for the Release of NIC Publication "Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way [Webinar]

This webinar looks at judges, veterans advocates, and treatment professionals who work with vets that are in the criminal justice system.

Veterans Treatment Courts: A Second Chance for Vets Who Have Lost Their Way

This white paper is based on interviews of key players in jurisdictions where Veterans Treatment Courts have been operating with marked  success.               

Health Correlates of Criminal Justice Involvement in 4,793 Transgender Veterans

Results are presented regarding key characteristics of transgender and non-transgender veterans and their level of justice involvement.

Veterans In Prison And Jail, 2011–2012

This report presents counts and rates of veterans in state and federal prison and local jail in 2011 and 2012.

Battle Scars: Military Veterans and the Death Penalty

This report encourages more scrutiny when using the dealth penalty against veterans with PTSD or mental disabilities stemming from their service.

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