MISSION Direct Vet


MISSION Direct Vet (Maintaining Independence and Sobriety through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking - Diversion and Recovery for Traumatized Veterans) is a federally funded jail diversion program that provides manualized treatment to individuals in Massachusetts with co-occurring trauma-related mental health problems and substance abuse disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system. Priority is given to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Purposes of MISSION Direct Vet:

• Identify veterans with mental illness and substance use disorders prior to the sentencing of their criminal case
• Propose services and treatment options as alternatives to incarceration
• Coordinate services between treatment providers and the courts, attorneys, jails, probation officers, and houses of correction

MISSION Direct Vet Provides the Following Services:


Key Program Personnel:

Debra Pinals, MD
David Smelson, PsyD
Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhD

Peggy Wiinikainen, MA - Mission Direct Vet Case Manager
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508-373-7975 or 1-866-309-3359 (toll free)