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Post-Incarceration Engagement (PIE)

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Veterans leaving incarceration face many challenges. The Post-Incarceration Engagement (PIE) program is a peer-support intervention that supplements the VA’s Health Care for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV) and Veterans Justice Outreach services. Linkage and referral efforts focus on helping Veterans connect to and stay engaged in appropriate VA primary care, mental health, and substance use treatment services. It also includes active support accessing housing, employment, benefits, legal services, and community-based resources. Re-entry peers meet frequently with justice-involved Veterans to help prioritize goals and identify steps to achieve their goals. Peers provide mentoring and role modeling to help Veterans reestablish their lives during a challenging adjustment period.

This innovation is replicating across multiple facilities as its impact continues to be validated. See more replicating innovations.


7 successful, 1 unsuccessful


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There are no in-progress adoptions for this innovation.

ME: Togus VA Medical Center (Togus)
  • Started adoption on 11/2022, ended on 03/2023.
  • Staff resigned and too difficult to hire necess...



A sofa with clothing, shoes, backpack, and other supplies that are given through the PIE Program to Veterans leaving incarceration.

Re-entry kit. Clothing and toiletries may be available from VA (volunteer services or homeless programs) or community.