Veterans Change Partnership


Lt Gen Sir Robert Fulton KCB

Mr Paul McDowell – Former HM Inspector of Probation & CEO of NACRO

Veterans Change Partnership

Mission Statement

The VCP will provide military veteran offenders with a positive, holistic and safe community based alternative to custody and community supervision, with purposeful training, personal development, therapy and through-care support, enabling them to stop re-offending, access employment and forge meaningful lives as worthy citizens.

The majority of former military personnel return to civilian life and forge very successful second careers, many starting their own businesses or reaching senior leadership positions.  Regrettably, an increasing number are finding themselves in prison or on probation.  Currently military veterans represent 7% of the prison population, the largest single occupational group within the custodial estate (circa 6,000).  Similar numbers are on probation  and community orders. Others are homeless, suicidal  or experiencing family breakdown.

I believe that the Veterans Change Partnership (VCP) has the potential to reduce re-offending and by inspiring, equipping and doing, enable veteran offenders to rebuild their lives and re-establish the sense of pride and self worth they once knew.   I fully endorse the endeavours and objectives of the VCP and hope that others will also be inspired to do so too.

Bear Grylls

July 2014

As a Community Interest Company (CIC), the VCP is a not for profit organisation with the objectives to provide programmes of rehabilitation and support for and to former military veteran offenders and their families.

In order to deliver this work, the project will be dependent upon a blend of income streams from public, private and charitable sources.  Initial start-up funding is currently being sought.


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