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Who We Are and What We Do

The State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee (SVRC) is a group of volunteers from around Alaska who are appointed by the Governor. The SVRC works in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to ensure quality services to assist Alaskans with disabilities get and keep good jobs and provides input on the administration of the State’s Assistive Technology grant. The SVRC includes people with disabilities, community rehabilitation providers, representatives from independent living, special education and Tribal VR programs, advocates, VR participants, and business leaders.

Activities:

  • Collaborate with DVR to identify key challenges and opportunities that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to obtain employment.
  • Assist in the preparation and updating of the DVR State Plan and the State Plan for Assistive Technology.
  • Collect information through public testimony and consumer surveys to analyze the effectiveness of the DVR program, consumer satisfaction with vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, and consumer input regarding AT.
  • Prepare an annual report on the status and effectiveness of the VR program.
  • Jointly with DVR conduct a tri-annual comprehensive needs assessment and develop and review DVR’s goals and priorities.
  • Advise DVR on policies and procedures regarding VR service.
  • Work to increase access to AT and acquisition of AT by people with disabilities.
  • Coordinate with other councils in the state, including the Alaska Workforce Investment Board, the State Independent Living Council, and the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education.

The SVRC meets quarterly in various locations throughout the State to ensure that both urban and rural issues are considered. The SVRC solicits public testimony as a key part of measuring challenges and solutions throughout Alaska. See calendar of meetings for details.

- Board's and Commission's Overview of the State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee


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2013 Annual Report (PDF)
Calendar of Meetings
Committee Awards
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Consumer Satisfaction Survey 2013 (PDF)
Consumer Satisfaction Survey 2012 (PDF)
Consumer Satisfaction Survey 2011 (PDF)
Consumer Satisfaction Survey 2010 (PDF)
Consumer Satisfaction Survey 2009 (PDF)
Consumer Satisfaction Survey 2008 (PDF)

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