FiMT Grant to examine veterans needs in Criminal Justice System

A grant has been awarded to King's College London for a 12-month study into the offending behaviour, mental health and welfare needs of former service personnel who are entering the criminal justice system (CJS).

Those veterans who have entered the CJS will then be compared with those from the general population, to provide new understanding to help inform policy and practice in the field of ex-Armed Forces personnel offender health and welfare.

The grand of £94,779 was made from the Forces In Mind Trust, and will be led by Dr Deirdre MacManus at Kings College London.

Dr MacManus said: “We know that a small but significant subgroup of ex-military personnel end up in the Criminal Justice System. It is important for us to understand their welfare, mental health and offender needs in order to provide the most appropriate support to this population to cut the cycle of offending. We’re delighted that FiMT have awarded us the funding we need to undertake this timely research.”

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