Phil Murphy on Homeland Security
Focus Veterans agency on mental health & employment support
DMAVA should be divided into two separate agencies--one with responsibility for the National Guard and another responsible for veterans. At a minimum, the new Department of Veterans Affairs should consist of the following divisions:
Source: 2017 N.J. gubernatorial campaign website, Murphy4NJ.com
, Jun 6, 2017
Employment and skills development: We must proactively match veterans with employers and develop job shadowing, internship, and apprenticeship opportunities. Many vets also are in need of professional development skills.
- Mental health:
We cannot wait for at-risk veterans to become homeless before we provide needed counseling.
- Higher education: Every veteran who wishes to go back to school after their service to our nation concludes should be met with open doors, not roadblocks.
Veteran-owned businesses: we must redouble efforts to ensure that they receive the institutional support and access to capital they need to expand and create and support good jobs.
- Military transitions and families.
Create new NJ department responsible for veterans
New Jersey has more than 435,000 proud veterans. They have served us valiantly at home and abroad and have had our back in times of war and peace--and it's past time that we had theirs.
Phil Murphy has worked with Marlboro Councilman and U.S. Army
Colonel Jeff Cantor to develop a new plan forward that divides New Jersey's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) into two separate agencies--one with responsibility for the National Guard and another responsible for veterans.
Source: 2017 New Jersey Gubernatorial website, Murphy4NJ.com
, Sep 19, 2016
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