Department of Veterans Affairs
Most Veterans who are in jail or prison will eventually reenter the community. VA’s HCRV program is designed to promote success and prevent homelessness among Veterans returning home after incarceration.
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Veterans can sometimes run into issues with law enforcement and the criminal justice system resulting in incarceration. It is important justice-involved Veterans are familiar with VA benefits including what VA benefits they may still eligible to receive, what happens to the VA benefits they are already receiving if they become incarcerated, and what programs are available to assist them with reintegrating back into the community once released from incarceration.
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Specifically designed for qualified Veterans who are in the transitional phase within (3 to 6 months) of their release date from Department of Corrections. Jefferson Stewart, Incarcerated Veterans Re-entry Coordinator, (636) 287-1721,
National Institute of Corrections
The Justice Involved Veterans Network (JIVN) is a cross divisional effort at NIC in partnership with the VA working to improve outcomes and advocate for justice involved Veterans
Missouri Reentry Process (MRP)
The Missouri Reentry Process (MRP) is designed to prepare offenders to be successful, productive, taxpaying citizens upon their release from prison. This endeavor requires an integrated network of support to help offenders address barriers to their success. For more information call (573) 751-2389.
Learn about how incarcerated U.S. military Veterans have established a platoon system, transforming a prison wing into housing unit that feels like a barracks. Together the Veterans participate in PTSD treatment, substance abuse treatment, anger management, group therapy, peer-led courses and mentoring programs. They earn privileges to hold card tournaments, softball games and movie nights. They schedule training and maintenance and observe traditional military rituals, such as raising and lowering a U.S. flag daily.
This video highlights how the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Corrections, is making a difference in the lives of justice-involved individuals while serving the needs of Missouri's workforce. Education programs, career planning, career counseling, and Job Center services are available right inside Missouri's prisons to help justice-involved individuals re-enter the workforce once they are released.
P.E.A.C.E. and H.O.P.E. Mentorship Alliance (P.H.M.A.) encapsulates the essence of our mission to society. This program will consist of a three-tier platform: 1. Mentoring troubled and at-risk youth, as well as those being released from incarceration (juvenile and adult facilities), 2. Oasis Book Club, and 3. Prisoner-Re-entry.
St. Louis County Veterans Court
A Veterans Court is a problem solving court designed for U.S. military veterans charged with felony offenses and struggling with addiction, serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders.