Kentucky Work Matters Task Force Meeting Resources

By Trevor Freeman

On September 27th, 2017, the Kentucky Work Matters Task Force will convene once again to discuss disability employment policies.  This task force was convened by Governor Matt Bevin in June of 2017.  The mission of the Kentucky Work Matters Task Force is “to address barriers to employment and promote workforce inclusion among people with disabilities, foster children, disabled veterans, individuals with substance abuse issues and individuals with criminal records”.  This committee is working to develop recommendations for disability employment policies and will provide a report to Governor Bevin by the end of 2017.  The Kentucky Work Matters Task Force is part of CSG’s continued disability employment policy initiative and an outgrowth of the National Task Force on Workforce Development for People with Disabilities.

The topic of the meeting on September 27th will be on individuals with substance abuse issues.  Below are the sources for the infographic that will be distributed at this meeting:

Kentucky Statistics and Regional Data:

National Age Demographics:

National Gender Statistics:

National Overdose Data:

National Incarceration Rates due to Substance Abuse:

National Data on Drug Use by Education Level:

National Workforce Data: