This Network is part of a project aimed at helping those ex-Service men and women who are under community supervision, to rehabilitate and desist from further offending, and are supported in resettling to civilian life.  The project aims are:

  • to build and disseminate an evidence base for the needs of those offending ex-Service personnel who are currently under probation supervision and the effectiveness of probation services currently in place for them
  • to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and best practice across different organisations who work with ex-Service personnel serving sentences. The forum and resource pages of this network are helping to share practitioner experience and provide a repository of useful information
  • Involve ex-service personnel and practitioners in evaluating the effectiveness of community justice work veterans, and encourage the professional development and enhancement of services in this area

Working with the Probation Institute, the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), established to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, is funding this project



A place for those working with veteran service users to discuss latest practice, evidence of effective interventions, the organisation of services and support available to veterans


A library of relevant documents contributed by Network members and others