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Homeless and Justice-Involved Veterans: What does the Research Tell us?
Finlay AK, Blue-Howells J. Homeless and Justice-Involved Veterans: What does the Research Tell us? Connecting Research to Practice [Cyberseminar]. VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans. 2018 Jun 12.
While there is not research that demonstrates that homelessness causes incarceration or that incarceration causes homelessness, there has long been an understanding that the two influence and create risk for one another. In this webinar Andrea Finlay examines the prevalence of and risk factors for criminal justice involvement among homeless Veterans, and the prevalence of and risk factors for homelessness among justice-involved Veterans. Jessica Blue-Howells discusses the Health Care for Reentry Veterans and Veterans Justice Outreach programs designed to address treatment needs, including homelessness, and risk factors among justice-involved Veterans. Dr. Finlay and Ms. Blue-Howells conclude with future directions for researchers and providers of housing, legal, health, and social services to homeless and criminally justice-involved Veterans.