Our ongoing weekly classes began in January of 2015 and they remain one of the most popular programs at the Travis County Correctional Complex. DSWM served over 150 veterans in 2017 alone!
In addition to the weekly classes, DSWM hosts an annual storytelling event where eight brave men stand before a crowd of peers and perform their stories. The storytellers participate in a week long intensive course where they learn to hone their writing and the art of presenting their story for a live audience. DSWM hosts a lunch after the performance for all incarcerated veterans in order to remember their service to our country.
A new veterans pod was developed in Tarrant county and DSWM is honored to be one of the organizations able to provide services to these incarcerated vets. Our partnership and classes took off in January 2018!
DSWM provided bi-weekly classes through the Veteran’s Treatment Court in 2017 for those who have plead guilty to a misdemeanor and have chosen to go through an expungement process. Currently this program is under reconstruction.