Disclaimer for Online Survey

Dear veteran:

TSU doctoral student LaShondra Jones, of the Department of Administration of Justice in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, is conducting research to find out what factors lead combat veterans to become resilient while others become involved in the criminal justice system. In this study, you will be asked to respond to questions that ask for your basic information, military and veteran information, medical information, and legal involvement. Your participation should take about ten (10) minutes.

All information will be handled in a strictly confidential manner so that no one will be able to identify you when the results are recorded and reported. There are no direct benefits to your participation other than to help improve services for veterans and future military personnel, amend and create new legislation that will help to improve lives of America's combat veterans.

Your participation in this study is totally voluntary and you may choose not to complete the questionnaire without negative consequences. Please know that once you return your questionnaire we cannot remove your answers from our study because we will not know which questionnaire is yours. If you wish to withdraw at any time during the study, you may discard the survey or return it partially answered.

If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study or any concerns or complaints, please contact LaShondra Jones at lcjones12001@yahoo.com or Dr. Howard Henderson at hendersonhm@tsu.edu. In addition, you may also contact the Texas Southern University Institutional Review Board at Texas Southern University, Human Subject Committee, gardiner_lm@tsu.edu.

I have read and understand the above consent form, I certify that I am 18 years old or older and OEF/OIF combat veteran. By clicking the submit button to enter the survey, I indicate my willingness voluntarily take part in the study.