Peace Corps made a promise to protect and support Volunteers. Here’s what’s going in Congress to keep that commitment.

 
 

Though Peace Corps and Congress have made progress in improving the health, safety, and security of Volunteers, there is still work to be done. Several reforms are needed in the field, including greater crime risk reduction and access to well-qualified medical personnel. Back home, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with service-related illness and injuries could benefit from having full agency involvement in diagnosis and treatment upon their immediate return, while those who face short or long-term disability deserve a higher level of worker’s compensation.