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Vocational Rehabilitation - Director's Office - Director's Subject Files

Identifier: 075-01-002

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This agency was created in 1951 to help prepare physically and mentally impaired individuals for gainful employment. The Directors major duties are to: (1) Establish personnel standards, protect records and confidential information and procedures for fair hearings from applicants; (2) Establish appropriate subordinate administrative units; (3) Administer the disbursement of state and federal monies for the vocational rehabilitation of impaired individuals; (4) Establish rehabilitation centers. When the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation was originally created it was placed in the State Board of Education. The State Board, acting through the agency, administered the following services to the physically and mentally impaired: (1) It cooperated with other departments, agencies and institutions to study the problems of mentally and physically impaired individuals and provided such programs, facilities and services as were necessary; (2) It conducted research and compiled statistics relating to the provision of services; (3) It licensed blind individuals to operate vending stands on state and other governmental property; (4) It provided for the establishment, supervision and control of suitable business enterprises to be operated by the severely impaired individuals. In 1972 the agency was transferred to the Department of Natural Resources. The Director continued to perform the same duties and administrative functions as before. These records contain correspondence, reports, memoranda, bulletins, reference papers and other material covering all phases of the Division's work.


  • Created: 1945-1983


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5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States