Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Providing veterans in custody or on probation with specialist support and care.

I thought my transition was going to be easy, but I quickly found myself in a really bad place ... I have put that time behind me, learnt from it and SSAFA were there to support me through it.

- Navy veteran

Our network of local volunteers and specialist Prison In-reach caseworkers provide advice and information - to both those in trouble and their families. We cannot make cash grants or provide legal support, but we may be able to signpost you towards the right organisations.

Our Prison In-reach service forms an essential part of our support for veterans in custody. SSAFA's specialist Prison In-reach volunteers are trained in all aspects of working within the prison context with a good understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the prison system. They are also equipped to help with issues such as housing and resettlement when veterans in custody get closer to their release.

If you need help navigating the criminal justice system or prison, or know someone who does, then please get in touch today by completing the contact form below, or calling Forcesline on 0800 741 4480.

SSAFA's services are only available to people who have received at least one day's pay from the Armed Forces (Army, Navy Air Force, including Reserves), or are the immediate family of someone who served.

Need help or support?

Need to talk?

Please fill in the form or call us to speak to one of our Forcesline advisors

0800 731 4880

We are open 09:00 - 17:30,
Monday to Friday.

The Ant Middleton Fund

Special Boat Service veteran (and now TV star) Ant Middleton has teamed up with SSAFA to launch the Ant Middleton Fund, a fundraising drive to help veterans as the transition to civilian life.  SSAFA helped Ant with his own difficulties when he left the forces, and now he wants to return the favour and ensure that SSAFA can continue to help veterans in similar situations.