Advisory Groups and Reports

Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force (DSTF)

Pursuant to Public Act 95-294, effective August 20, 2007, the State of Illinois created the Illinois Discharged Servicemember Task Force (DSTF). The mission of DSTF is to investigate the re-entry process for servicemembers who return to civilian life after being engaged in an active theatre. In order to accomplish this mission, DSTF convenes a team of experienced, professional veteran advocates and community leaders to analyze major issue areas and develop strategic policy recommendations. DSTF’s strategic policy recommendations are published yearly in the DSTF Annual Report.

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Annual Report

Pursuant to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Act (20 ILCS 2805), IDVA must produce and publish annuals reports to the Governor regarding the administration and general operation of the Department. The IDVA Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of departmental programs and activities, as well as a general summary of new and ongoing strategic initiatives pertinent to pressing issues of the day.     Click here to be directed to the Annual Reports Page

Illinois Joining Forces Annual Summaries

The mission of Illinois Joining Forces is to establish, maintain, and nurture a state-wide public and private organizational network that will identify, collaborate, and marshal available resources and services in order to create efficient access and delivery of these program to the state's military and veteran communities. Every year, IJF produces a summary report that outlines recent initiatives, events, and action-steps taken to increase IJF's effectiveness in serving the servicemember, veteran, and military families population in the State of Illinois. For more information on IJF, visit