What Works

  • Enrollment in VA care prior to release from incarceration.
  • Address compensation related issues prior to release.
  • Releasing with medical appointment and mental health appointment scheduled (appointment on day of release is helpful).
  • Releasing earlier in the week. Friday releases are a disaster usually.
  • Stable housing is key.
  • Focus on employment services.
  • Priority given to veterans in employment resources.
  • Treatment is important but housing and employment should be priority.