EHCA Incarcerated Veterans Initiative

  Veterans may request assistance by calling
Toll Free Line
(833) 855-VETS
(833) 855-8387

   
   
 

The Incarcerated Veterans Initiative

 

The EHCA Incarcerated Veterans Initiative (EHCAIVI) will provide a transition process for incarcerated veterans that is loosely modeled after their military service; from Intake (Induction) throughout their incarceration (Basic Training and Active Duty) to their Transition ((Discharge) and Permanent Change of Station) and then “civilian follow up.”

 

   The services available vary but may include:

    Housing assistance

    Employment opportunities

    Education and Vocational Training opportunities

    Health Care and medication

    Service Documents and VA Benefits

    Discharge status upgrades

 

The Five Phases of our Program

 

 

Induction:

 

Begins at the facility where the identified veteran is housed, where the veteran’s history is obtained and then, all available documents and information from a military and veteran perspective will be captured.

 

Basic Training:

 

A Case Manager develops an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) and enhances that plan throughout, including, pursuit of records, matching skills with goals and possible employers, and developing  preliminary plans for housing, benefits, and sustaining life.

 

Active Duty:

 

An EHCAIVI Case Manager will be assigned to track the veterans’ transition (from Day  1); identifying and closing gaps in available records, address outstanding fines, obtain prior job history, skills set, career goals; and to develop a basic career training plan.

 

Transition:

 

The veterans transition has been part of planning since day one, and this is where all of the plans are finalized, all discharge planning; housing, employment, financial is prepared in anticipation of the veteran’s release from custody.

 

Permanent Change of Station:

 

This is the final phase of the veterans’ incarcerated life including assembling all records, military, veteran and DOC, coordinated “safe landing’ at housing,

confirm transportation upon release, confirm employment and any appointments, e.g.

Veterans Administration. Encouragement, mentoring and support continues with EHCAIVI and Veterans Service Organizations.