An Agenda for Veterans: The State’s Turn to Serve

Report #217, August 2013

OVERVIEW

In this report, the Commission calls for improved oversight of veterans’ services at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Commission recommends for the department to do the following: improve outreach efforts to veterans, build a strong database of California veterans, monitor county veterans offices’ work to ensure effectiveness and modernize its approaches to serve needs of the youngest generation of California veterans. The Commission also recommends updating the Military and Veterans Code to better align with current CalVet practices and veterans’ needs.