Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative
The USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families administers the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, which comprises community stakeholders and representatives from organizations serving veterans and military families in the Los Angeles area. Founded at New Directions in February 2010, and now at CIR since March 2012, the members of the LA Veterans Collaborative gather to discuss the issues affecting local veterans and to coordinate the resolution of gaps in service or needed policy changes they identify through the collaborative’s working groups. Each working group is focused on a particular issue area regarding veterans.
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Families & Children Working Group
CO-CHAIR: Deborah Hayes, PsyD, LCSW, MPH, Consultant, Adjunct Professor, USC School of Social Work
CO-CHAIR: Debbie Nichols, Military Children Collaborative Group, Inc.
Legal & Re-Entry Working Group
CO-CHAIR: Jodi Galvin, Armed Forces Committee, Los Angeles Bar Association
CO-CHAIR: Anne Hudson-Price, Public Counsel
CO-CHAIR: Maj. Dwight Stirling, J.D., M.A., California Foundation on Law, Policy & Military Affairs
The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative meets the second Wednesday of every month at CIR’s office in downtown Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending a meeting, joining the collaborative mailing list or a specific Working Group mailing list, please contact Nathan Graeser at
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, Aug. 13. To RSVP, click here.
Previous Meeting Minutes
|January 8, 2014||February 12, 2014||March 12, 2014|
|April 9, 2014||May 14, 2014||June 11, 2014|
|January 9, 2013||February 13, 2013||March 13, 2013|
|April 10, 2013||May 8, 2013||June 12, 2013|
|July 10, 2013||August 14, 2013||September 11, 2013|
|October 9, 2013||November 13, 2013||December 11, 2013|