Challenges in finding housing for Veterans who need to register as sex offenders has been identified as the number one unmet need among homeless Veterans since 2011, the year the item was added to the national CHALENG survey. More recently, the issue has also emerged as a critical challenge at VA medical centers as identified on the operational plans VAMCs submit to VACO. This live webinar will provide staff working in homeless programs with an overview of what sex offender registration is, national VA policy on serving Veterans who need to register as sex offenders, an overview of the most current quantitative and qualitative research in the area, and an example of a best practice partnership between a VA medical center and a local Continuum of Care to find solutions. It is critical to provide this knowledge to the field, as no national webinar has been offered to VA homeless programs on this topic since the 2012 Virtual Homeless Conference.
Audience: Multi-disciplinary staff serving homeless Veterans. Participants may include but are not limited to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, case managers, housing specialists, peer support specialists, team leaders, supervisors, and Network Homeless Coordinators.