Article: Integrating legal services into care for veterans at a VA rehabilitation center

Friday, February 1, 2013

By Catherine Wong, Jack Tsai, Anne Klee, Howard Udell, Laurie Harkness & Margaret Middleton Psychological Services

This article in Psychological Services describes the collaboration between a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community-based psychosocial rehabilitation center and a nonprofit legal center that primarily addresses the civil legal issues of veterans who have mental illness and/or are homeless. The most common types of civil legal matters handled are also described. Experiences of the legal center suggest that legal services provided within VA facilities may be beneficial for veterans.