Report on Oregon incarcerated veterans


Special Report: Task Force on Incarcerated Veterans

“The Task Force strongly believes that when incarcerated veterans are connected to the federal benefits they have earned, their chance of success post‐release greatly increases. Consequently, this reduces potential costs to the state in eliminating the need for expensive safety‐net services including housing, health care, and living expenses.

Through the commitment and dedication of Task Force members, recommendations on how to create a formalized veterans’ program within the Department of Corrections were developed. In addition, several pilot programs begun out of partnerships established between Task Force members; these pilot programs support the recommendations developed by the Task Force.”

Heidi Steward,
Task Force on Incarcerated Veterans Chair:

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