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Field of Work: Career development support to severely injured veterans.
Problem Synopsis: By 2007, the Army's Wounded Warrior Program was helping more than 2,000 severely injured soldiers make the transition from military to civilian life. However, the program lacked a focus on career development for these veterans.
Synopsis of the Work: The National Organization on Disability worked with the U.S. Army to develop, implement and assess a three-year demonstration program called the Wounded Warrior Careers program, which used an intensive, case-management approach to help severely injured veterans and key family members transition to civilian careers.
Key Findings: The assessment's preliminary findings showed that: