Veterans Change Partnership Community Interes
This is a new and innovative project aimed at rehabilitating ex-service offenders. This is a group of former military personnel have served their country, risked their lives, but found the transition back into civilian life difficult
It is estimated that, on any given day, 7% of the prison population are military veterans (circa 6,000+) with the equivalent number on some form of Probation / Community Order. Critically, The Forces in Mind Trust, Transition Mapping Study in August 2013 estimated that unsuccessful military transition costs the UK £114M per annum. Of note: veterans in prison accounts for £20M veteran's mental health costs are estimated £26M veteran alcohol misuse costs £35M veteran homelessness accounts for £5.5M.