After returning to civilian life, some veterans find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being in the criminal justice system.
Many veterans miss the structure and camaraderie of military life, and sometimes this leads to making unfortunate decisions or mixing with the wrong crowd on civvy street.
The video below follows the stories of several veterans who have been in the criminal justice system. It shows the support they have received to get back on their feet, and contribute to society.
The support programme is being delivered by Supporting Transition of Military Personnel (SToMP). The programme is a joint effort of public and voluntary sector professionals who are taking a multidisciplinary approach to help reintegrate offending veterans into the community.
Help from other organisations
Care after Combat
Care after Combat is a UK based charity providing support (England and Wales) within the Criminal Justice System for the well-being of former British Armed Forces personnel and their Families. Care after Combat provides services including: Mentorship programe of support; Group meetings in prison; Remote support service; Telephone helpline; Raising awareness through training and connection to other services. Information, advice and support is available through the helpline.
Find out more at Care after Combat.
Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT)
Imprisonment affects everyone connected with the offender, not just the offender themselves. Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) supports the families of those who are in contact with the criminal justice system.
Project Nova supports veterans who are arrested on the road to recovery, finding accommodation and employment, managing their finances, and more. Contact one of their friendly advisors on 0808 802 1212 for advice and support.