Dispatch From the Front Lines: Identifying the Veteran Population Within the Criminal Justice System

The military and veteran community is often overlooked as a culturally relevant population within the justice system. Identifying this population provides an opportunity to engage with unique resources while integrating cultural competency. Communities need to incorporate a structured and targeted process within the system that surveys the justice-involved population to determine those that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This document describes the Veterans Re-Entry Search Service (VRSS) and Status Query and Response Exchange System (SQUARES).


David Pelletier
Project Director, Justice for Vets

Date: 2022