VICTOR - Veteran Informed Care Training On Responsivity

VICTOR: Curriculum Development for Veteran Informed Care Training on Responsivity

NIC in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation out of New York, is in the process of developing a training program that will focus on the responsivity issues of justice-involved veterans; looking at military culture, service-related trauma, difficulties of transitioning from military to civilian life, and building basic skills for staff to more effectively manage the justice-involved veterans on their caseloads.  The core skills would include: active listening, effective use of reinforcement, effective use of disapproval (with and without punishment), and effective use of authority. Ultimately, the goal is to improve outcomes for justice-involved veterans by increasing the skills of the professionals who work with veterans.