California Veterans Services

Study Schedule

DATE & TIME
EVENT
WRITTEN MATERIAL

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
9:30 a.m., Employment Development Department Auditorium, 722 Capitol Mall
Sacramento

Public Hearing

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
10:00 a.m., Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street
Sacramento

Advisory Committee

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
9 a.m., State Capitol,
Room 2040

Public Hearing

Description of Study

The Little Hoover Commission has begun its examination of how California serves its veterans. The state is home to approximately 2 million veterans, a population that is evolving as battlefields, diagnoses and demographics change.

In this study, the Commission seeks to determine whether the existing state programs available to veterans are aligned with veterans' current needs, and whether the organizations and agencies that serve veterans are equipped to connect veterans to the benefits for which they are eligible. The Commission will review benefits and programs available and the ways in which state organizations reach veterans. The Commission also will examine similiar programs that the California Military Department administers to its National Guard members, and the ways in which these programs help to ensure the state's readiness for emergencies.

If you would like more information regarding this study, please contact the project manager, Beth Miller. To be notified electronically of meetings, events, or when the report is complete, please send a request to littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov.