Veterans and the law

Arrested, or at risk of arrest

Project Nova supports veterans who have been arrested and have entered police custody.  They work with veterans to overcome the difficulties they face and help veterans to live law abiding lives and cut the risk of them re-offending.    

The project is operated by staff with a mixture of experiences from the armed forces, criminal justice system and charities.  Staff are skilled at understanding veterans' experience while in military service, their lives before they joined the army and their lives after leaving the armed forces.  

Project Nova works in partnership with South Yorkshire Police to refer veterans to their service.  You can find out more about the project on their webpage or Twitter or you can get in touch with them on 0800 9177299 to by email at

HM prison and probation service (HMPPS)

The HMPPS Co-Financing Organisation received a grant in 2016 to support the creation of a network for ex-service personnel to support those detainees under sentence and those in HMPPS who have previously served for the armed forces to help them find employment and reduce re-offending rates.

The project aims to provide support to veterans helping them into resettlement by creating a service delivery map which outlines different support available in different areas of the UK. View the organisational delivery map.