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  Responding to the Needs of Justice-Involved Combat Veterans with Service-Related Trauma and Mental Health Conditions
Although veterans are not overrepresented in the justice system as
compared to their proportion in the United States general adult
population, on any given day veterans account for nine of every hundred
individuals in U.S. jails and prisons (Noonan & Mumola, 2007;
Greenberg & Rosenheck, 2008). The unmet mental health service needs
of justice-involved veterans are of growing concern as more veterans of
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
return home with combat stress exposure resulting in high rates of
posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. Responding to the
Needs of Justice-Involved Combat Veterans with Service-Related Trauma
and Mental Health Conditions provides a series of recommendations and
background to inform community-based responses to justice-involved
combat veterans with mental health conditions. Both for public health
and public safety reasons, mental health and criminal justice age!
ncies must take steps to identify such veterans and connect them to
comprehensive and appropriate services when they come in contact with
the criminal justice system. To read more about this report visit GAINS/Veterans.