chapter  7
CAREERS IN FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES
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Changes in legislation during the past few years, especially at the federal level, have had an impact on some of the traditional counseling occupations in federal and state agencies. For example, new law enforcement legislation is changing the occupation of parole officer and the Americans with Disabilities Act has influenced the role of the vocational rehabilitation counselor. In addition, a Department of Defense regulation has created a new position titled Transition Assistance Specialist to assist people leaving the armed forces.