The Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation (SCVR) is a consumer-controlled Council that collaborates and partners with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) in the establishment of programs for delivery of services to individuals with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth. The Council develops, reviews and approves the goals and priorities of State programs and makes recommendations for improvements as needed.
The Council reviews, analyzes, and advises OVR regarding performance responsibilities as it relates to:
- Eligibility, including order of selection;
- Extent, scope, and effectiveness of services provided by OVR; and
- Functions performed by OVR that affect or potentially affect the ability of individuals with disabilities in achieving rehabilitation goals.
Additionally, the Council conducts analyses of program effectiveness and consumer satisfaction with OVR as well as other public and private entities that serve individuals with disabilities and use funds made available under the Rehabilitation Act.
SCVR meets on a quarterly basis, and the meetings are open to the public. The committees of the Council meet between quarterly meetings. Reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids to attend SCVR meetings are provided with at least a one-week notice.
If you wish to attend a SCVR meeting as a member of the public, please contact Lisa McKinney