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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002451-01A2
Title: Assessing the effect of distance learning vocational rehabilitation on employment outcomes of Veterans with psychiatric illness and histories of legal convictions
Principal Investigator:

James LePage

Location: Dallas, TX
Congressional District Code: 30
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: June 2018 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $100,302
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,343,258
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

64,000 veterans are released annually from jails and prisons. These Veterans have a weekly unemployment rate of up to 40-55%. However, many are unable to access traditional vocational rehabilitation, not to mention specialized vocational rehabilitation for those with felony histories. Distance learning may be effective in improving access to rehabilitation as well as improving employment outcomes. The Compass system was developed to incorporate both synchronous and asynchronous distance learning...



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