Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation

​​​​Statewide Council for Vocational​ Rehabilitation Mission Statement:​

“The Mission of the Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation (SCVR) for the state of Kentucky is to analyze policies, programs and services, make recommendations, and advise/partner with the agency and its stakeholders. The goal of this endeavor is to ensure the services, policies, and programs are consumer-oriented and consumer-driven resulting in meaningful employment, self-sufficiency, and independence.”

About the Council 

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​.

If you wish to serve on the Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation,  please complete an  Online Application at the Kentucky Boards and Commissions page or you can complete a Paper Application​ and send to:
Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street
1st Floor SE
Frankfort, KY 40601
On October 1, 2018, the former Statewide Council for Vocational Rehabilitation and the State 
Rehabilitation Council for the Blind was disassembled and merged into one cohesive entity. 


Upcoming Meetings

​Quarterly SCVR Meeting

July 22, 2024 @ 9:00am 

In-Person and Video Teleconference​

Please RSVP by email before 12:00 pm (EST) on 04/08/2024 to receive meeting information

​Contact Lisa McKinney​ for more information at 800-372-7172. ​

Need​ more help? Contact us

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Central Office
Mayo-Underwood Building
500 Mero Street 4th Floor NE
Frankfort, KY 40601
800-372-7172 (V/TTY)