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An Update from the NCIL Veterans Subcommittee: Data Gathered So Far on CILs Serving Veterans

In January of 2014, the NCIL Veterans Subcommittee posted an online survey to gather some basic data on serving Veterans. While we are still collecting data, here are some results thus far.

  • 11 CILs reported they track Veterans-served separate from I&Rs
  • 9 CILs reported they track Veterans, but include I&Rs in their total.
  • 3 CILs reported they serve Veterans but do not separately track Veterans-served.

Eleven CILs that track Veterans-served separate from I&Rs:

  • Served 376 Veterans in the past year
  • Have 10 Veterans on staff and 9 Veterans are Board members
  • 10 CILs reported one of the following in the counties they serve:
    • Military Base
    • VA Medical Center
    • VA Clinic
    • Regional VA Office

Nine CILs that track Veterans-served and I&Rs together:

  • Reported 539 Veterans combined served and I&Rs
  • Have 10 Veterans on staff and 8 Veterans are Board members
  • 7 CILs reported one of the following in the counties they serve:
    • Military Base
    • VA Medical Center
    • VA Clinic
    • Regional VA Office

While this is a small sampling, it shows CILs are providing services to Veterans.

As new data is submitted, the summary will be updated. CILs are providing a variety of services for Veterans based on local need, in collaboration with state and federal veteran agencies, working with local county Veteran Service Officers, VFWs, American Legions, and of course the four core IL services.

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