After returning to civilian life, some veterans find themselves in the unfortunate situation of being incarcerated. During this time, they can feel isolated and that they have lost their way.
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. This, in turn, can lead to imprisonment.
The video below follows the stories of several veterans who have been incarcerated, and the support they have received to get back on their feet and keep away from trouble.
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.
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 our friendly advisors on 0808 802 1212 for advice and support.