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Veterans Moving Forward

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department and VA San Diego Healthcare System partnered in 2013 to create a special housing unit at the Vista Detention Facility to provide military veterans with a higher level of programming designed to both address common issues found in this population and reduce recidivism.

Under a National Institute of Justice grant lasting through 2017, SANDAG has been selected as the research partner to conduct a formal process and impact evaluation of the VMF program.

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or

Related Resources


  • Veteran's Moving Forward Infographic [PDF: 80KB]