Community Rehabilitation Partners

What is a Community Rehabilitation Partner?

A DORS community rehabilitation partner (sometimes called a CRP) is a non-government organization, usually a non-profit, that works with individuals with disabilities in their community to help them find and keep employment.

A CRP provides one or more of the following services to DORS consumers:

  • Pre-employment services like work-adjustment training and employee development.
  • Career assessment.
  • Employment skills training.
  • Job coaching for job development and job support.
  • Supported employment job coaching for consumers who are also served by the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) or Behavioral Health Administration (BHA).

A DORS counselor will often refer a consumer to one or more of our community rehabilitation partners for these services as part of the consumer’s Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).

If your organization would like to become a DORS community rehabilitation partner: Becoming a CRP.

DORS is particularly interested in enhancing employment services for individuals who are blind or vision-impaired, deaf, deaf-blind, and/or people with limited English proficiency. We are also interested in encouraging CRPs to expand to or become established in the less populated areas of Maryland.

For a list of the CRPs that DORS has approved, see the CRP Directory.

What’s the Difference Between a CRP and a Vendor?

All other services and goods a DORS consumer may need to become successfully employed are provided by a network of private practitioners, organizations and companies. These range from psychologists, to AT specialists, to speech pathologists, to benefits counselors, to building contractors, to vehicle modifications specialists, to stores like Sears and Walmart.

If you or your company would like to provide goods and services to DORS see: Becoming a Vendor.

A proud partner of the American Job Center Network

DORS is a Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network

Upcoming CRP Advisory Committee Dates:

​All meetings are 9:30 - 11:00 AM

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Meeting ID: 814 2270 1450
Passcode: DORS

May 20, 2024
September 23, 2024
January 27, 2025

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Order Publications Online!

  Community and workforce partners c​an order DORS publications and posters online.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Red buttom with the words: Partner & Service Provider Publications Order Form.
NOTE: As of fall 2023, most DORS publications are in the process of being updated. Like most State agencies, DORS must use Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) for all publication printing. Because MCE does virtually all the State’s printing, this can be a time-consuming process.
So, please be patient, we will get orders filled as soon as possible.

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