Accession Number : ADA618144


Title :   An Assessment of Fiscal Year 2013 Beyond Yellow Ribbon Programs


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Werber, Laura ; Wenger, Jennie W ; Gereben, Agnes ; Daugherty, Lindsay ; Rudnick, Mollie


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a618144.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 189


Abstract : The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative established in 2008 to provide deployment cycle information, resources, programs, services, and referrals to reserve-component personnel and their families. YRRP offers a series of events for personnel and their families that occur throughout the deployment cycle, from predeployment, during deployment, and 30, 60, and 90 days postdeployment. These events provide information and services to support guard and reserve personnel and their families. The goals of the program are to maximize successful transitions as personnel move between their military and civilian roles and to create strong, resilient military families.1 In fiscal year (FY) 2011, Congress appropriated $16 million to expand YRRP outreach and reintegration services across the country, and this supplemental appropriation has been termed Beyond Yellow Ribbon (BYR) funding. Initially, eight states were provided BYR supplemental funding (Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington), and in FY12 that number expanded to 12 states and one territory (adding Florida, Guam, Nevada, West Virginia, and Wyoming). In FY13, ten states received BYR funding (California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington). States receiving BYR funding use this resource to provide a variety of support to personnel returning from deployment, including those related to employment, behavioral health counseling, and suicide prevention.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , COUNSELING , DEPLOYMENT , FAMILY MEMBERS , MILITARY RESERVES , TRANSITIONS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE