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California Department of Social Services

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Works: 721 works in 1,085 publications in 1 language and 9,832 library holdings
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Classifications: HV98.C3, 361.609794
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Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year by Gail Zellman( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes a larger report that describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years. According to the CalWORKs welfare-to-work model, immediately following the approval of the aid application, nearly all recipients search for jobs in the context of Job Clubs. For those who do not find employment through job search, an intensive assessment and a sequence of activities follow, to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Implementation in most counties is proceeding more slowly than some observers had hoped, but about as fast as could realistically be expected. County welfare districts (CWDs) face the dual challenge of expanding their capacity to deal with the new, higher, steady-state workload that CalWORKs entails and handling the much larger one-time surge of old cases as they move through the system. Providing mandated support services--child care and transportation; education and training; and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, and domestic abuse--has been a challenge for most CWDs. To cope with this expanded workload, they have made different capacity-building decisions. The slow pace movement through the system is worrisome, however, given the five-year lifetime limit that aid recipients face. Finally, those who have found jobs often do not earn enough to move them completely off aid and toward self-sufficiency. Additional post-employment services appear to be needed
Welfare reform in California : results of the 1999 all-county implementation survey by Patricia A Ebener( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the results of the second annual All-County Implementation Surveys (ACIS) conducted as part of RAND's statewide evaluation of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. California counties continue to explore a variety of approaches to CalWORKs program implementation and their experiences continue to vary significantly. There are few areas in which all counties agree on a single approach or innovative strategies, though almost all reported some successful strategies. The implementation challenges most frequently noted were use of post-employment/job retention services, improving computer systems, and obtaining compliance with required CalWORKs activities. Coordinating child care and monitoring and reporting on program performance were the most often cited implementation problems. Most counties agree that interagency relationships facilitate implementation and reported that lack of public transportation hinders CalWORKs implementation. Most counties have seen declining caseloads and have added staff during the past 12 months
Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the second year( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years. According to the CalWORKs welfare-to-work model, immediately following the approval of the aid application, nearly all recipients search for jobs in the context of Job Clubs. For those who do not find employment through job search, an intensive assessment and a sequence of activities follow, to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Implementation in most counties is proceeding more slowly than some observers had hoped, but about as fast as could realistically be expected. County welfare districts (CWDs) face the dual challenge of expanding their capacity to deal with the new, higher, steady-state workload that CalWORKs entails and handling the much larger one-time surge of old cases as they move through the system. Providing mandated support services--child care and transportation; education and training; and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, and domestic abuse--has been a challenge for most CWDs. To cope with this expanded workload, they have made different capacity-building decisions. The slow pace of movement through the system is worrisome, however, given the five-year lifetime limit that aid recipients face. Finally, those who have found jobs often do not earn enough to move them completely off aid and toward self-sufficiency. Additional post-employment services appear to be needed. (MP)
Statewide CalWORKs evaluation : an overview by Jacob Alex Klerman( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuant to legislation passed in August 1977, California is now in the process of reforming its welfare system. The new program, CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids), is a "work first" program that provides support services to move recipients from welfare to work and self-sufficiency, along with limiting the receipt of cash aid to 60 months in a recipient's lifetime. The reform legislation included a requirement for an independent evaluation of the new program. After an open and competitive bidding process, RAND was awarded that evaluation contract. This Documented Briefing provides an overview of the plans for the evaluation
Public welfare in California( )

in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California cares : child care and development services for children and families : phase III final report by Policy Analysis for California Education (Organization)( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of the SB 1041 reforms to California's CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work Program : findings regarding the initial policy implementation and outcomes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The California Budget Act of 2012, through trailer Senate Bill (SB) 1041, contained significant reforms to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. CalWORKs is California's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, a central component of the safety net that provides cash aid for low-income families with children. The SB 1041 reforms to CalWORKs aim to engage participants in more-intensive work activities as early as possible, while also providing more flexibility in work activity options and increased incentives for work as participants move toward self-sufficiency. The California legislature included a provision in the bill for an independent evaluation to determine if SB 1041 is achieving its objectives and if there are any unintended consequences. Following the background and study design report, this first evaluation report provides initial findings from the process study based on the first wave of an online All-County Survey (ACS) and qualitative data from state-level interviews and interviews and focus groups conducted in six focal counties. Findings from the status and tracking studies are based on analysis of state administrative data. Initial insights on participant outcomes in terms of welfare use and employment are explored with state administrative data and nationally representative data from the Current Population Survey. Future reports will be based on further qualitative and quantitative data collection, including a second wave of the ACS, additional interviews and focus groups in the focal counties, both state- and county-level administrative data, and the first wave of the California Socioeconomic Survey."--Publisher website
Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the second year, executive summary( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years. According to the CalWORKs welfare-to-work model, immediately following the approval of the aid application, nearly all recipients search for jobs in the context of Job Clubs. For those who do not find employment through job search, an intensive assessment and a sequence of activities follow, to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Implementation in most counties is proceeding more slowly than some observers had hoped, but about as fast as could realistically be expected. County welfare districts (CWDs) face the dual challenge of expanding their capacity to deal with the new, higher, steady-state workload that CalWORKs entails and handling the much larger one-time surge of old cases as they move through the system. Providing mandated support services--child care and transportation; education and training; and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, and domestic abuse--has been a challenge for most CWDs. To cope with this expanded workload, they have made different capacity-building decisions. The slow pace movement through the system is worrisome, however, given the five-year lifetime limit that aid recipients face. Finally, those who have found jobs often do not earn enough to move them completely off aid and toward self-sufficiency. Additional post-employment services appear to be needed".--Rand abstracts
A characteristics survey on social and economic characteristics of families receiving aid( )

in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California Policy Summit on Kinship Care summary report by California Policy Summit on Kinship Care( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family homes certified and used by licensed foster family agencies( )

in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fraud investigation report( )

in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adoptions in California, agency, independent, intercountry( )

in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child abuse reporting-- and you : what happens when a report is made?( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foster family homes : manual of policies and procedures by California( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the issues and characteristics of the homeless population in California by California( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elder and dependent adult abuse and adult protective services in California( )

in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certified family homes used by licensed foster family agencies( )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year
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Welfare reform in California : results of the 1999 all-county implementation surveyWelfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the second yearStatewide CalWORKs evaluation : an overviewWelfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the second year, executive summary
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