USC conference tackles issues facing today’s veterans

Every year, hundreds of bills go through the California Legislature that deal with veterans or military issues, including most recently to establish residency for in-state tuition, identify veteran status in coroner’s reports, and increase funding for veteran resource centers on college campuses.

But Sen. Josh Newman, who chairs the state’s committee on veterans affairs, said it’s not enough.

“I often worry that we’re just shaving around the edges of the problem, and we’re missing the core,” Newman said at a recent event held to address the most-pressing issues facing today’s veterans. “And the core is the need to fundamentally address the transition […]

By |October 20th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

Women veterans topic of joint CIR-VA research meeting

The nation’s 2 million women veterans make up less than 10 percent of the total veteran population, but their growing ranks and individualized experiences require more focused research and policy.

These experiences of women transitioning to civilian life—including employment, health and homelessness—were discussed during a recent roundtable on women veterans co-hosted by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. During the Feb. 7 meeting in Arlington, Virginia, representatives of universities, nonprofits and various VA departments gathered to discuss how research could […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Events, Research|0 Comments