Serving personnel or veterans

According to the latest reports veterans represent around 5% of the UK prison population. As a serving or ex-serving member of the Armed Forces community we can help during this challenging time.

The VCJS Support Service offers assistance to members of the Armed Forces community who find themselves caught up at any stage of the Criminal Justice System, and their families.  We support serving and ex-serving personnel, reservists, National Service veterans and anyone who has received at least one day's pay from the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force.

SSAFA's in-reach volunteers are trained in all aspects of working within the CJS.  They can visit clients in prison to assess need and provide emotional and practical advice throughout the sentence and post release; this may include accommodation, clothing, benefits claims, employment etc.

If you or someone you know is currently serving a custodial or community sentence, SSAFA may be able to help.  Get in touch by:

We provide holistic, non-judgemental support, no matter what the circumstances. 

Please use the buttons below to check out our other pages detailing how we support families and the contact information of other organisations that can help.