Review VR Briefs

The Review VR series is a product of Explore VR: a web portal that provides a range of vocational rehabilitation (VR) data. Explore VR ( increases knowledge about the public VR program and its role within the larger employment and disability service system. This interactive platform allows users to customize and manipulate live data. Through Review VR, we will provide a snapshot of VR data in an accessible, user-friendly format. In each issue, we will explore a hot topic in the field, and will provide an easy-to-read visualization and table linked to data in the Explore VR Data Lab.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Community College Customized Training Partnerships: Practices and Challenges

Authored By: Katie Allen, Neil McNeil, and Kartik Trivedi

This ReviewVR brief highlights practices from agencies that participated in this Community of Practice on VR and community college partnerships. These practice examples focus on how VR and community college partnerships were established and maintained, and how VR and community colleges engage businesses in the development and implementation of customized training programs. 

Review VR Brief Series on Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Patterns: Occupation Types and Trends (2008–2012)

Review VR issue NO. 4, 2014

The Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston is conducting a series of analyses linking occupational closure data from the Rehabilitation Services Administration’s Case Service Report (RSA-911) to labor market trends and needs, as reflected in labor market information (LMI). This effort is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research as part of the VR-RRTC on Demand-Side Strategies in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).