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 them to overcome the issues they face. They also help them live law abiding lives and cut the risk of them re-offending.

The project is run by staff with a mixture of experiences from the armed forces, criminal justice system and charities. They're skilled at understanding the kinds of experience veterans' have had. This includes while they've been in military service, their lives before they joined the army and their lives after leaving the armed forces.

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

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

The HMPPS Co-Financing Organisation received a grant in 2016 to create a network for ex-service personnel. This is to support detainees under sentence and those in HMPPS who have served for the armed forces. It aims to help people to find a job and reduce re-offending rates.

The project has a service map which shows the different support across the UK. You can view the service map on the HMPPS website.