2016-2020 Draft DVR State Plan

Why is the DVR State Plan important?

The VR State Plan describes all of DVR's goals, priorities, partnerships, and activities that will be carried out to serve customers between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020.

VR uses the State Plan as a road map for providing customers with high quality, effective vocational rehabilitation services. The VR State Plan is a part of the Workforce Development Combined State Plan that is required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

How May You Comment on the Draft DVR State Plan?

The public is invited to provide input and comment on the 2016-2020 DVR State Plan. You may comment on the draft plan by participating in a DVR State Plan Webinar  held on December 30, 2015, or by emailing DVRStatePlan@dshs.wa.gov.

Draft 2016-2020 VR State Plan

Goals, Priorities and Strategies 2016-2020 (pdf) – DVR’s service delivery action plan for the next four years


Washington State Rehabilitation Council Input (pdf)  – Summary of input and recommendations from the Washington State Rehabilitation Council during the past year, and response from DVR


Partnerships (pdf) – Cooperation with Agencies that Are Not in the Statewide Workforce Investment System and with Other Entities


Coordination with Education Officials (pdf) – Description of how DVR will coordinate with secondary education to serve students with disabilities


Comprehensive System of Personnel Development( pdf) – Description of DVR’s staffing levels, job qualifications and recruitment for VR Counselors, and in-service training priorities


Community Rehabilitation Programs (pdf) – Services purchased from Community Rehabilitation Programs


Statewide Needs Assessment (pdf)  – Updated Comprehensive Statewide Assessment of the VR needs of individuals with disabilities


Annual Estimates of Individuals to Be Served and Costs of Services (pdf)  -- Estimated number of customers to be served and cost of services


Evaluating FY 2015 (pdf) – Evaluation and report of progress in achieving identified goals and priorities in 2015, and description of innovation and expansion activities


Supported Employment (pdf) – Goals, partnerships and activities for Supported Employment services

Business Engagement (pdf) - DVR’s role in coordinated workforce development business engagement activities