Addressing Veterans Needs in the Criminal Justice System
September 1, 2022 | Grantee News | Criminal Justice

American veterans interact with the criminal justice system at higher rates than other Americans, with one in three reporting being arrested and jailed, according to a report from Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ). To understand why and identify policy solutions, CCJ launched the Veterans Justice Commission. The Commission will work to assess risk factors unique to veterans, whether services for veterans transitioning to civilian life meets their needs, and how effective the justice system is for this group. In a video, veterans and commission leaders, including Chair former Defense Secretary and U.S. Senator Charles Hagel, speak about the significance of the effort.


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