“Ex-Armed Services Personnel – Journeys to Harmful Behaviour” stakeholder event

Helen Schofield – Acting Chief Executive of the Probation Institute and member of the Cobseo Veterans in the Criminal Justice System – is pleased to invite you to the launch of a Research Project led by the Probation Institute and Liverpool John Moores University, funded by the Forces in Mind Trust on 17 September in London.

Please find details below and RSVP to admin@probation-institute.org

Address: The Lewis Suite, Resource for London, 356, Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA
Date: Tuesday September 17th
From: 10.30am to 12.30pm

The purpose of the research project is to explore critical factors in the life histories of veterans who have committed serious offences of harm and to identify key points at which appropriate interventions could have prevented or reduced the extent of the harm caused. These factors may include education, employment, drugs, alcohol, anger management, emotional distress, family ties, combat and post-traumatic stress, mental ill health, preparation for leaving armed service and experiences post service. The research project will engage with 12 to 15 individuals who have committed serious offences of harm, and where possible with family members and case-workers to better understand and triangulate the evidence.

The research project wishes to engage at an early stage with a wide range of stakeholders and providers of services to ex-armed services personnel to enhance our understanding of the journeys to harmful behaviour and help us to identify points at which significant interventions can be effective.

The findings of the research will be shared with stakeholders locally and nationally, including the MoJ, Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service, MoD, NHS, veteran specific organisations and non-veteran specific organisations with veterans on their caseloads, through a research report and a launch event.

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