Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Veterans Discharge Upgrade Advocacy Project
The Veterans Discharge Upgrade Advocacy Project is a partnership between Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) and Veterans Legal Clinic at Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School, to enhance national legal expertise on discharge upgrades and create a Discharge Upgrade Legal Practice Manual for legal clinics and attorneys who represent veterans before the service Discharge Review Boards (DRB) and the Board of Correction of Military Records (BCMR). Building upon a 2017 Bob Woodruff Foundation grant, this funding will enable these two nationally-renowned legal organizations to complete this strategic resource guide and dedicate additional manpower to field test the guide by working with veterans with bad paper discharges who have service-connected wounds or injuries, such as TBI or PTSD, that contributed to misconduct. This representation will seek access for these men and women to benefits including medical care, GI Bill, and disability compensation.