Upcoming Webinar: Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration & Homelessness Among Veterans

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness - No on should experience homelessness. No one should be without a safe, stable place to call home.

Join us for an upcoming webinar!

Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration and Homelessness Among Veterans
Wednesday, July 8, 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET

There is a high prevalence of criminal justice system-involvement among Veterans experiencing homelessness, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-half of all Veterans experiencing homelessness are involved in the justice system. Strategies to end Veteran homelessness must therefore also encompass efforts to address and reduce justice system involvement. One starting point for this is to include the criminal justice settings as part of the locations where Veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness are identified and engaged, spanning every step in the criminal justice process, from arrest to reintegration back to society. Some key approaches include:

  • In-reach efforts into jails and prisons as communities identify and engage all Veterans who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness,
  • Partnerships with corrections departments to prevent the homelessness of Veterans who are re-entering the community from prison or jail, and
  • Collaborations with law enforcement agencies and courts to divert Veterans from jail or advance alternatives to incarceration. 
This webinar, hosted by USICH, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, and VA's Veterans Justice Programs (Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) and Health Care for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV)), provides information to help communities integrate criminal justice system partnerships into their effort to prevent and end homelessness among Veterans. 

  • Jessica Blue-Howells, Health Care for Reentry Veterans, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Sean Clark, Veterans Justice Outreach Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Baylee Crone, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  • Cindy Borden, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
  • Peter Nicewicz, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Registration is required to attend this webinar. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a URL link and audio instructions (computer or dial-in) for accessing the webinar during the scheduled time of July 8, 1:00 PM, EST.