Incarcerated Veterans & Vet Court
The Veteran's Incarcerated Reintegration Services, a joint project with King, Thurston and Clark Counties to address the needs of veterans’ incarcerated in County Correctional Facilities, offering alternatives to jail and referral to housing, employment services, and treatment. Many of the veterans have come to the jail due to un-treated drug and alcohol issues, poverty, homelessness, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The program provides:
transitional housing for veterans upon release from the jail,
assessment and referral to the Puget Sound VA Health Care System for treatment including drug, alcohol and mental health counseling,
job referral and placement services, and
assistance with court appearances and early release requirements.
Veterans Court Programs
Incarcerated Veterans Family Support Information
- WA State Department of Corrections http://www.doc.wa.gov/family/veterans.asp
- Federal VA http://www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-incarcerated.asp
- Washington State Veteran Reentry Guide
July 2013 - June 2014
748 veterans enrolled
$999,999.00 estimated early release dollars saved