Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Cost Benefits Analysis

Client: Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services

E-TEAM worked with the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to conduct a study to estimate the return on the investment of public resources by DRS in vocational rehabilitation services. The study was designed to estimate the net impact of DRS vocational rehabilitation services on consumers’ later employment and earnings and to assess the benefits and costs associated with DRS vocational rehabilitation services. In the study’s report, “Evaluating Rehabilitation Services in Oklahoma: An Analysis of Program Impacts and of Benefits/Costs”, E-TEAM noted the following key findings: DRS services increased employment and earnings; these increased employment and earnings were broad-based; and the benefits of DRS services outweigh the costs; and the program pays for itself multiple times.