Date of Article: 2 June 2016
The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School Library External Link in Charlottesville, VA, holds extensive collections of primary source materials and publications in the field of military law. Selections from these collections are now being made accessible in full text PDF versions via the Library of Congress Federal Research Division (FRD) Web site. As more materials are converted to digital formats, they will be added to this page.
Date of Article: 2 June 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report amasses more than 19,000 complaints against financial institutions filed by Service members. Nearly half of all complaints are linked to debt collection complaints. Excerpt: “This report provides details concerning complaints received throughout 2015 and the military-specific enforcement actions brought by the Bureau, and also describes the outreach and educational initiatives OSA has done in the past year.”
Date of Article: March 2016
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a program of the Department of Defense created to “increase awareness of applicable laws, and resolves employment conflicts between the Service members and their employers.” ESGR is composed of a network of volunteers throughout the state to conduct outreach activities, provide trainings on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act for employers and Service members. ESGR’s website provided a plethora of tools and resources for employers.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA) may pose legal ramifications for employers who are not familiar with or follow the regulations under the law. While employers seek to do the right thing for their returning Veterans, it is important to employers to become familiar with the USERRA. This article discusses the legal obligations employers have to their Military employees.
Date of Article: 2007
The Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense formed a work group in 2004 to develop clinical practice guidelines to better serve the needs of the Military community. The article provides an update on how best to treat concussions and mild forms of traumatic brain injury.
Date of Article: February 2016
The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) contracted with Rand Corporation to conduct a study of the Military Health System and their clinical practices in diagnosing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. The study looks at demographic factors and clinical analysis of Service members being treated for PTSD and depression. One of the key findings is “The Military Health System (MHS) generally performs well in the areas of initiating psychotherapy and follow-up after hospitalization, but is inconsistent or weaker in the areas of medication management and ongoing care.” Read the study to find more key findings and recommendations put forth by the Rand Corporation.
Date of Article: 3 May 2016
The Department of Veterans Affairs SOAR program works to end Veteran homelessness. SOAR stands for “Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Outreach, Access and Recovery program” and often taps VA records to ensure high quality SSI/SSDI packets are submitted on the Veteran’s behalf. The packet, available for download here provides an overview of the SOAR program and how to receive training to become a SOAR provider.
Date of Article: Winter 2016
Article Link: http://www.va.gov/homeless/docs/VA_SOAR_Guide.pdf
Study discusses trends of attempted and completed suicides in the Army as compared to the general population. The study also examines risk factors for suicidal behavior, such as the impact of deployments and combat stressors. In addition, the article provides a brief overview of the Army components and previous behavioral health treatment methods.
Date of Article: September 2012
Article Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3538499/
Current Service Providers can find research and information pertaining to the support of our Service Members, Veterans and Families.