Project Nova

The Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) has been asked to evaluate Project Nova, an ambitious pilot project designed to support veteran offenders in the criminal justice system. At the point of arrest, Norfolk and Suffolk Police Constabularies identified veterans and provided a gateway for support through The Forces Employment Charity (RFEA). Using a mixed methods approach, the Veterans and Families Institute is exploring the characteristics of the veterans who engaged with Project Nova during the one year evaluation period, to investigate the possibility of improving early intervention methods for this population. The team is in the process of producing an interim report for funders Walking with the Wounded and the Forces in Mind Trust, with a full report to follow.