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Certificates of Rehabilitation (CoRs)
Certificates of Rehabilitation (CoRs) help previously incarcerated individuals successfully reintegrate into society. In their various forms, these certificates are documents that the state provides which lift occupational, housing, or other barriers to re-entry.

Federal Bonding Program (FBP)
The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) has been successfully providing fidelity bonds to employers, giving them access to job seekers and opening doors of opportunity. FBP bonds protect the employer against losses caused by the fraudulent or dishonest acts of the bonded employee.

Health Care for Reentry Veterans (HCRV)
The Health Care for Reentry Veterans (HCRV) program is designed to promote success and prevent homelessness among Veterans returning home after incarceration by performing outreach and pre-release assessments services for Veterans in prison; making referrals and linkages to medical, mental health and social services, including employment services on release; and conducting short-term case management assistance on release.

Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP)
Under the Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP), grantees provide supportive services to eligible incarcerated veterans who are “at risk” of becoming homeless. The intent of the program is to provide direct services through a case management approach that leverages federal, state and local resources. Incarcerated veterans are connected with appropriate employment and life skills support as they transition from correctional facilities into the community.

Justice for Vets
Justice for Vets is dedicated to transforming the way the justice system identifies, assesses and treats veterans, leading the national effort to put a veterans treatment court in reach of every veteran in need.

National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)
the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) was established by the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199). Signed into law in 2008 and reauthorized in 2018, the second chance act authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide reentry services—including employment assistance, substance use treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services—and to support corrections and supervision practices that aim to reduce recidivism.

Prison Fellowship
Prison Fellowship works to restore America’s criminal justice system and those it affects by helping men and women replace the cycle of brokenness that landed them in prison, advocating for justice reform and activate grassroot networks to do the same, equipping wardens to bring restorative change to their facilities, and caring for prisoners’ families and help strengthen the bond between children and their parents who are behind bars.

Re-entry Roadmap for Veterans Incarcerated In Virginia
Veterans Affairs (VA), the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS), and the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), have partnered together to develop this roadmap resource guide to create a smoother transition for justice-involved veterans and their families when entering back into their communities.

State Guidebooks for Incarcerated Veterans
The Guidebook for Incarcerated Veteransis a tool for incarcerated veterans and their families who may want access to support services that promote a better and new manner of living. this guidebook addresses the process of economics, social acceptance and reestablishment for incarcerated veterans as they return to society. Be aware, this particular guidebook is an example used in the state of Wisconsin; laws vary from state to state, so be sure you find the correct guidebook for your specific state! veterans guidebook 2019_final.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) helps justice-involved veterans through programs intended to provide effective treatment services to reduce further criminal justice involvement and to promote recovery for justice-involved individuals who have substance use disorders or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.

Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO)
Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) programs help to identify justice-involved veterans and contact them through outreach, in order to facilitate access to Veterans Affairs (VA) services at the earliest possible point. Veterans justice programs accomplish this by building and maintaining partnerships between VA and key elements of the criminal justice system.