Law Enforcement Officers Respecting Service, Restoring Honor for Vets in Crisis

NIC logoThis white paper from the National Institute of Corrections highlights how creating collaborative programming to support veterans reentering the community leads to safer communities. The report is based on a series of interviews of key players in several jurisdictions where law enforcement officers, Veteran Justice Outreach Specialists from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and community-based agency representatives work together to implement approaches to de-escalate veterans in crisis in communities. The publication examines how these programs, including reentry services, improve public safety as well as create opportunities for veterans struggling to reacclimate to civilian life.