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Communicating veteran’s needs at the state level is an essential component of an advocacy program for veterans. State policy makers and program administrators are vital to the allocation of resources and delivery of services to veterans. The Governor, his policy staff and state legislators determine the priority of need among various constituencies and the allocation of resources needed to meet those needs.

CAVSA’s state advocacy program informs state officials on both the broad scale implications and effects of state policy, particularly mental health and housing related policy that have real world, real time impact of CAVSA’s client population.