In the criminal justice world, veterans are a uniquely sympathetic population. “We end up thinking about veteran trauma differently than we think about the trauma of growing up in the inner cities,” says Dr. Jamie Rowen. How do courts conceptualize war? Is it traumatic? Is it noble? Can it be both?
Dr. Jamie Rowen, 2017-18 Center for Research on Families (CRF) Family Research Scholar, socio-legal scholar, and legal studies professor, received one of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious awards — the CAREER Award, which is the highest recognition NSF gives to early-career faculty. The five-year, $500,000 grant is supporting Rowen’s research into Veteran’s Treatment Courts (VTCs) – a program that emerged as one response to a growing concern that veterans are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system, and have unique, unmet needs.