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    Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

    • Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP)
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      Agency overview
      Formed 2008
      Jurisdiction Federal government of the United States
      Headquarters Washington, D.C.
      Website YRRP Web site

      The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is a Department of Defense (DoD) effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. Congress directed the Secretary of Defense to establish the YRRP in 2008 in Section 582 as part of Public Law (PL) 110-181 in direct response to the Nation's recognition of the challenges facing the Reserve Component community. Since 2008, YRRP has served more than 1.4 million Service members and their families. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is aligned under the Family and Employer Programs and Policy Office within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

      Each Reserve Component implements the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program to meet the unique needs of their Service culture and in accordance with the Department of Defense Instruction 1342.28.

      The mission of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. YRRP connects Guard and Reserve service members, their families and loved ones with local resources before, during, and after deployments, especially during the reintegration phase that occurs months after service members return home.

      Commanders and leaders play a critical role in assuring that Guard and Reserve service members and their families attend Yellow Ribbon Events where they can access information on health care, education/training opportunities, financial, and legal benefits. To contact Service Yellow Ribbon representatives click here.

      YRRP is a congressionally mandated program that was established in 2008 under the National Defense Authorization Act (Section 582 of Public Law 110) which called for information events and activities for National Guard and Reserve service members and their families, to facilitate access to services supporting their health and well-being throughout the deployment cycle.

      The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 established the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) to assist National Guard and Reserve members as they transition between their military and civilian roles.

      2008

      On January 28, 2008, YRRP was established by the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and becomes Public Law 110-181.

      On March 17, the DoD YRRP Office opens and moves permanently to the Pentagon in January 2009.

      The first of seven Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Policy Academies is conducted to help States develop strategic action plans to reintegrate veterans and their families.

      2009

      On October 28, the 2010 NDAA is signed by the President assigning YRRP responsibility for RC Suicide Prevention.

      Each Guard and Reserve Component (RC), as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs, assigns a Liaison Officer to the DoD YRRP Office.



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