Performance Management for State VR Agencies Serving Transition-Aged Youth

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Practices for Youth and Young Adults (90RT5034) has released a new research brief, Performance Management for State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Serving Transition-Aged Youth. VR agencies play an important role in delivering services to transition-aged youth with disabilities who are preparing to move into employment or postsecondary education. VR agencies collect, or can obtain, large amounts of data on client services and outcomes—data that can go largely underutilized. This brief illustrates how state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies can use performance management tools and processes to leverage their data systems to improve programs supporting transition-aged youth.