Formerly operating as "Vermont Veteran Services" and administered through the University of Vermont, SSVF Homespace provides one-on-one help to connect at-risk vets to a range of resources and provide the day-to-day support and guidance they need to find their path forward..
The JDTR program was implemented in 2012 and provided a reliable jail diversion strategy for veterans who had come to the attention of the criminal justice system. The system served a total of 257 veterans with dramatic improvement in the quality of their lives (see slide presentation). The functionality developed in this program has been improved upon and adopted in the current UVM SSVF program serving all of Vermont and contiguous areas in New York State and New Hampshire.
The Virtual Avatar Screening Assistant (VASA) is a new-media feature that can be integrated with the MHISSION system that enables automated screening of participants for PTSD and trauma-related conditions and instant evidence-based action planning anchored in data-driven results. This feature can be deployed very rapidly across the entire service area to begin data collection and to provide tailored feedback to participants that will help ensure appropriate aftercare in the community.