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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Thursday July 25th, 2019 :: 07:39 a.m. CDT


Media Advisory: The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Kicks Off ‘Brothers in Arms’ Program in the Harris County Jail

What: The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is kicking off the opening of a new section of the Harris County Joint Processing Center (JPC) that will be dedicated to the housing of military veteran inmates. Earlier this year, various HCSO departments joined the Harris County chaplaincy department to identify over 300 veterans, both male and female, that were incarcerated in the Harris County jail. Among these veterans, 67% were receiving mental health services. The opening of this new section in the JPC will help centralize the hundreds of veterans in the Harris County jail enrolled in the Brothers in Arms program. This program began earlier this year to offer veteran services in one main area that would fill the need of housing these veterans. These services, which include learning about life skills, substance abuse education, and many other subjects are offered to all veterans, regardless of military discharge or legal status. After 60 days in the program, a veteran will receive a letter of participation.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez
Hon. Judge DaSean Jones, District Court Judge 180th
Stephanie Armand, Sr. Justice Specialist, Harris County Office of Budget Mgmt.
Virginia Ryan, HCSO In-custody Population Manager, Executive Branch
Mary Covington, Director RIC, STAR Drug Court, Veteran’s Treatment Court
Lisa Devereaux, Felony Veteran’s Treatment Court Probation Officer
Mario Cicconetti, District Attorney’s Office
Trina Willis, Program Director for Harris County Specialty Courts from CSCD
S. Michelle Barnett, Program Coordinator, liaison, Case Mgr-Fel/Misd Vet Court Programs

When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Joint Processing Center, 700 N. San Jacinto, Houston, TX, 77002

Harris County Sheriff's Office
1200 Baker St
Houston, TX 77002

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 713-221-6000

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