Reports

Focused Investment of Financial Resources and Management Approaches: Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services Case Study

The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) has been operating under an Order of Selection (OOS) policy since the late 1980s. The DORS has faced multiple issues related to federal distributions of vocational rehabilitation (VR) funds, state financial support, and increasing cost of services and demands for services. To address these problems, the agency has focused on serving individuals with the most significant disabilities (MSD) and significant disabilities (SD).

Using Projections to Maximize Fiscal Resources: West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services Case Study

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (WVDRS) went into Order of Selection (OOS) in 1985, establishing four categories to prioritize rehabilitation services to individuals with more significant disabilities. Up until 2006, the agency had been able to serve customers in the first three OOS categories. In 2006, due to overextended financial resources, a waitlist was implemented, and for one year, no new customers were served.

Comprehensive Response to Insufficient Funds, and How the Agency Went Into and Came Out of an Order of Selection: Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Case Study

In Fiscal Year 2001, the Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) did not have adequate funds to serve all eligible customers, and was required to implement an Order of Selection (OOS) policy.

Case Studies of Emerging State VR Agency Practices for Managing Outreach, Service Access, and Case Flow to Serve Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities on a Priority Basis

VR-RRTC researchers conducted case-study research to identify: how state VR agencies effectively manage outreach, service access, and case flow to ensure that individuals with MSD are served on priority basis; what practices they use, and what evidence exists for their effectiveness; and how to make them easily transferable to other states given the variation in how states are organized.

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A Rural Model of Collaboration between a Vocational Rehabilitation Area Office and a Community Rehabilitation Provider: New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Case Study

The VR-RRTC partnered with a national group of content experts to identify potential promising VR employment practices serving people with psychiatric disabilities. These case studies were designed to identify some creative and collaborative ways that VR agencies could develop improved strategies to improve employment outcomes for their clients using this most current knowledge efficiently and effectively.

Vocational Rehabilitation- Mental Health Partnership: Coordinating Supported Employment Services Across State Agencies - Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Case Study

The VR-RRTC partnered with a national group of content experts to identify potential promising VR employment practices serving people with psychiatric disabilities. These case studies were designed to identify some creative and collaborative ways that VR agencies could develop improved strategies to improve employment outcomes for their clients using this most current knowledge efficiently and effectively.

Aligning Agency Policies and Procedures through Systems Integration: Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services Case Study

The VR-RRTC partnered with a national group of content experts to identify potential promising VR employment practices serving people with psychiatric disabilities. These case studies were designed to identify some creative and collaborative ways that VR agencies could develop improved strategies to improve employment outcomes for their clients using this most current knowledge efficiently and effectively.

An Evolving Partnership: Aligning Agency Missions and Integrating New Technologies to Streamline Agency Processes - Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Case Study

The VR-RRTC partnered with a national group of content experts to identify potential promising VR employment practices serving people with psychiatric disabilities. These case studies were designed to identify some creative and collaborative ways that VR agencies could develop improved strategies to improve employment outcomes for their clients using this most current knowledge efficiently and effectively.

Creating a Sustainable Partnership: Utilizing a Medicaid Billing Code as a Stable Source of Funding for Supported Employment Services - Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Case Study

The VR-RRTC partnered with a national group of content experts to identify potential promising VR employment practices serving people with psychiatric disabilities. These case studies were designed to identify some creative and collaborative ways that VR agencies could develop improved strategies to improve employment outcomes for their clients using this most current knowledge efficiently and effectively.

Partnering from the Top-Down and Maintaining Fidelity to IPS using Jointly Funded Staff: South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department Case Study

The VR-RRTC partnered with a national group of content experts to identify potential promising VR employment practices serving people with psychiatric disabilities. These case studies were designed to identify some creative and collaborative ways that VR agencies could develop improved strategies to improve employment outcomes for their clients using this most current knowledge efficiently and effectively.