SD7 - Operation and Performance of the Department of Veterans Services

Executive Summary:
In 2015 the General Assembly directed JLARC to review the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS). The General Assembly’s mandate enumerated nine specific items for review, including the adequacy of services provided through DVS’s benefits assistance program and its program to coordinate and monitor veterans mental health and rehabilitative services. JLARC staff conducted a broad review of the changing demographics and needs of Virginia’s veterans and the efficiency and effectiveness of DVS programs. For more information about this study, see the JLARC website: