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Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Border Security - 86th R.S. (2019)

Committee: Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Law enforcement | Mental health services | Veterans | Veterans' health care |
Library Call Number: L1836.86 V641
Session: 86th R.S. (2019)
Online version: View report [57 pages  File size: 3,290 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Veteran Treatment Courts: Review the effectiveness of diverting veterans from the traditional criminal justice system to veteran treatment courts. Make recommendations to strengthen veteran treatment court outcomes and expand access to locations not currently served by the courts.
2. Veteran Health Care: Examine the adequacy of long-term health care services and support options for veterans in Texas. Identify under-served areas and barriers to accessing quality care for both institutional as well as home and community based settings. Discuss the potential impact of federal reforms, such as the implementation of the Veterans Affairs MISSION Act on care delivery. Make recommendations to best leverage federal assistance and create greater efficiencies in veteran health care delivery.
3. Veteran Mental Health: Review suicide prevention strategies and programs identified by the federal Defense Suicide Prevention Office and make recommendations to connect at-risk individuals with available resources as they transition into veteran status.

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