In collaboration with the Veterans History Project, the National Institute of Corrections will host a panel discussion in anticipation of PTSD Awareness month at the Library of Congress. The discussion aims to bring awareness to post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans who may be struggling to deal with their experiences from the military, particularly those who have been deployed to a combat zone. It will illuminate law enforcement programs at several locations across the country, from small towns to large cities, and highlight how each jurisdiction went about creating and implementing teams or programs to improve practices meant to serve veterans who are in crisis. Law enforcement officers, Veteran Justice Outreach specialists from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and community-based agency representatives will discuss how they have collaborated to implement approaches to help veterans in crisis in their communities, and how these programs are improving public safety and creating opportunities for veterans struggling to re-acclimate to civilian life.
Date: Wednesday, May 15
Location: Washington, DC