Saturday, September 24, 2022
The RP Group

Completed Projects

Multi-prong research study identifying effective practices of health occupations programs in order to improve recruitment, orientation, and other pre-program activities as well as to increase the effectiveness of early intervention and remedial student support services.

Regional workforce initiative that enables 11 community colleges to develop regionally articulated programs for dislocated workers or unemployed adults to earn degrees or credentials that enable them to enter the workforce in industries with growing occupational demand and opportunities for career and wage advancement.

The most recent National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report (US Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, 2019) documented a suicide rate among female veterans of 16.8 per 100,000 –2.2 times higher than among non-veteran women. This sobering statistic is likely linked to the fact that female veterans are at a significantly greater risk of experiencing military sexual trauma (MST)1 than their male counterparts (Wilson, 2018), thus putting these women at heightened risk of a number of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These data collectively point to a clear need for research that identifies ways to support female veterans as they transition back to civilian life.

This report is designed for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), administrators and funders focused on veterans affairs in the CCC system to gain a better understanding of how VRCs operate, how they used funding from the State Budget Act, where their strengths lie and what challenges persist. It is the hope that this information will be used to help stakeholders tailor the supports they offer where they are needed most to best suit the needs of veterans across California’s community colleges.