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Resource Title: Outreach to Homeless Veterans in the Los Angeles County Jail: The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Story

Format: Adobe PDF

Product Developer: Other Federal icon

Product Type: PD&R; Research, Reports to Congress, Research Materials

Date Completed: January 2006

Author/Organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


This article discusses the role of VA social work leaders in developing the jail outreach program. The authors use elements of Hasenfeld and Brock's Political Economy Model (1991) to examine how the team took advantage of many fortunate political circumstances to overcome barriers associated with large institutions attempting to collaborate and innovate. The positive experience of VA GLAHS and Los Angeles County may serve as a model for other communities dealing with the problem of homelessness among released inmates.


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