Jack Tsai, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Research Director at the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, is co-editor of the new book, “Intersections Between Mental Health and Law Among Veterans.”
The book, published by Springer, contains 10 chapters written by experts in the field. According to the publisher, it addresses the serious and increasingly public concern over the mental health of veterans after military deployment.
It examines the intersection of criminal and civil legal issues with mental problems in the veteran population and describes various effective programs that have been developed to address these issues. It includes topics that examine the particular criminal justice problems faced by veterans, such as sexual abuse and violence as well as the legal institutions that have been established to handle these problems, including veterans’ courts, family courts, and the Veterans Justice Outreach program.
The book also provides coverage of special groups such as women and homeless veterans.
At Yale, Tsai is Director of the Division of Mental Health Services Research. He also teaches and supervises interns, residents, and fellows at Yale, the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and surrounding universities.