The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Institute of Corrections, will host a panel discussion on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans and how to support those who have run afoul of the law by providing appropriate treatment. The panel is being presented in honor of Memorial Day and in anticipation of National PTSD Awareness Month.
The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Elias, the host of WJLA-TV’s “Salute to Veterans” and an Army War College professor. Opening remarks will be offered by Veterans History Project director Karen Lloyd, Bureau of Prisons director Mark Inch and Middlesex County, Massachusetts sheriff Peter Koutoujian. The keynote speech will be delivered by James Wright, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, historian and president emeritus at Dartmouth College.
The speakers for the program are:
Judge Michael Jackson, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Malik Muhammad, Orange County, Florida
Ron Perez, COVER Program Coordinator, San Francisco, California
Bernard Edelman, Vietnam Veterans of America
Greg Crawford, National Institute of Corrections
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