2014 — REFUGEE COMMUNITY RESOURCE TEAM
In February 2014, H.B. 321 was introduced by Rep. Ronda Menlove. This bill authorized the Department of Workforce Services to extend the period of time the state could offer services to refugees for individuals who need them.
As a result, a new Community Resource Specialists team was created in the Refugee Services Office to work with refugee populations needing assistance with integration. Other services offered included a specific focus on women’s issues and employment for refugees.
2014 AT A GLANCE: