This is an executive summary of research exploring the impact on family members of having a veteran family member in custody.
There is very limited (and no recent) qualitative research which demonstrates the two-fold impact of veteran status alongside imprisonment on veterans as family members or their families. This needs assessment will build on the research that has already been conducted by providing a platform for the voices of veterans in custody, their families and children. We seek to establish whether the needs of veterans identified in previous studies impacts on family relationships and the needs of their partners and children and explore how those needs can be met effectively.
Harvey-Rolfe, L. and Rattenbury, S., 2020. A Needs Assessment of Veterans in Custody, their Families & Children: Executive Summary. The National Centre for Children of Offenders (NICCO). Available at: <https://www.fim-trust.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/21129_Assesment-of-Veterans-in-Custody-and-families_Final.pdf>.