Develop a better understanding of the Veteran Sequential Intercept Model (V-SIM) and the intervention strategies and resources available at each intercept in part one of NIC’s four-part series highlighting reentry, diversion, and desistance alternatives for justice-involved veterans as they progress through the criminal justice system. 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 concerns. 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 issues. If veterans with these conditions get involved with the criminal justice system, it can result in complex and challenging situations.
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 introduce the NIC webinar series “Veteran Intercepts in the Criminal Justice System” and summarize how the V-SIM works.
During this 90-minute interactive webinar, participants will:
- Receive an introduction and overview of the V-SIM and Intercepts 0-5;
- Learn about the intent and purpose of the V-SIM along with strategies and examples of what success looks like at each intercept; and
- Gain an understanding of the most current veteran-specific resources available to communities and criminal justice agencies at each intercept.
- Dr. Blake Harris - Director, Veterans Mental Health Department, Texas Veterans Commission
- Malik Muhammad - Major, Orange County Corrections Department, Florida
- Patricia Ceballos - Reentry Services Manager, San Diego Sheriff’s Office, California
- Evan Seamone - Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, University of Florida, Levin College
- Honorable Judge Michael Jackson - (ret) Veterans Treatment Court, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
- Sean Clark - Director, Veterans Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Jac Charlier - Executive Director, Police, Treatment, and Community Collaborative (PTACC)
- Jessica Blue-Howells - Deputy National Director, Veterans Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Gregory Crawford - Correctional Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections
Veteran Intercepts in the Criminal Justice System - [Webinar]
Mentioned in the webinar, another resource
Veterans Reentry Programming, Supporting Transition to Civilian Life Across the Sequential Intercept Model