Thursday, July 14, 2011

The 'Veterans Change Partnership' - addressing the needs of Veteran Offenders

Readers of this blog will have noted our efforts to raise awareness regarding military veteran offenders. Regrettably, the number of veterans who are becoming involved in the Criminal Justice System is continuing to rise. Others are sleeping rough and becoming dependant on drugs and alcohol. There are many reasons for this, not least family breakdown and an inability to settle back into civilian life following repeated combat experience and associated trauma.

The 'Veterans Change Partnership' is being developed to offer specialised programmes of rehabilitation, training, support and preventative work for veteran offenders. With each partner providing a blend of specialist knowledge, skills and provision, the programme will enable a reduction in recidivism with access to employment. Considerable work has been undertaken and more information can be seen at

As part of the project, the partnership is now seeking financial support through a
Social Impact Bond and is keen to hear from anybody who might wish to be involved. More information is available from Trevor Philpott -

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