Services Provided to Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) Participants at American Job Centers
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy
Chief Evaluation Office
- HVRP participants who co-enrolled in the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service were observed to have longer enrollment spells at American Job Centers (AJCs) than other veterans experiencing homelessness who enrolled in the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service. These HVRP participants also received more of some types of AJC services, including individualized career services, staff-assisted career guidance services, individual employment plans, and services from a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program specialist.
- HVRP participants who had prior involvement with the justice system, had a disability, were receiving public benefits, or attained a higher education level had longer enrollment spells and received more of some types of services at AJCs than HVRP participants without those characteristics.
As a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) program, HVRP has close ties with employment services offered at AJCs and is required to co-enroll participants in one of three DOL-funded programs at the AJC. This brief describes the types of services HVRP participants received at AJCs and compares the service receipt of HVRP participants with other veterans experiencing homelessness who were not participating in HVRP; it also describes whether the services HVRP participants received differed based on their demographic or background characteristics. The data are from the Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS) and include all HVRP participants and other veterans experiencing homelessness across the United States who enrolled in the Wagner-Peyser Employment Service at AJCs during program year 2019 or 2020. The results presented inform the interpretation of findings from an impact evaluation of HVRP on participants’ employment and earnings outcomes.