Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Location
State Policies & Initiatives:Policy
Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Human Services announced they will work with the Joint Budget Committee on a bill to move the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) from the Department of Human Services to the Department of Labor and Employment.
“The move will strengthen Governor Hickenlooper’s economic development strategy that calls for a coordinated package of support for special populations such as youth, recently discharged veterans, the long-term unemployed and others facing employment challenges.
“Among those with the greatest challenges to employment are individuals with disabilities. This special population has the highest rate of unemployment of any group, and more than two-thirds do not participate in the workforce at all.”
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Workforce Development
- Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
- Department of Human Services