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Waivers: Flexibility in Federal Programs: Report to Congress on Waivers Granted Under the Elementary and Secondary Education (Research Report)
Jacqueline Raphael, Krista K. Olson, Luke C. Miller

This is the third annual report to Congress on waivers granted by the U.S. Department of Education. States and School Districts use the waiver authorities (allowed under three 1994 laws) to adapt federal programs and use federal funds to address their local needs. This report provides reviews the federal and state roles in waiver administration, provides details about waivers granted, examines the progress of past waivers, and offers conclusion about their contribution to improved teaching and learning.

Posted to Web: October 01, 1999Publication Date: October 01, 1999

Income Support and Social Services for Low-Income People in Alabama: Highlights from State Reports (State Highlight)
Sandra J. Clark, Sharon K. Long, Krista K. Olson, Caroline Ratcliffe

There are two Highlights for each state. The income support and social services Highlights look at basic income support programs, employment and training programs, child care, child support enforcement, and the last-resort safety net. The Highlights capture policies in place and planned in 1996 and early 1997.

Posted to Web: September 01, 1998Publication Date: September 01, 1998

Income Support and Social Services for Low-Income People in Washington: Highlights from State Reports (State Highlight)
Sharon K. Long, Sandra J. Clark, Caroline Ratcliffe, Krista K. Olson

There are two Highlights for each state. The income support and social services Highlights look at basic income support programs, employment and training programs, child care, child support enforcement, and the last-resort safety net. The Highlights capture policies in place and planned in 1996 and early 1997.

Posted to Web: September 01, 1998Publication Date: September 01, 1998

Income Support and Social Services for Low-Income People in Washington (State Report)
Sharon K. Long, Sandra J. Clark, Caroline Ratcliffe, Krista K. Olson

The state reports describe the safety net and health care programs in place for low-income people on the eve of welfare reform. The reports also analyze the particular circumstances that are shaping the state's response to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). The state reports are based on case studies in the respective state.

Posted to Web: March 01, 1998Publication Date: March 01, 1998

Welfare-to-Work Options For Families Facing Personal and Family Challenges (Research Report)
LaDonna Pavetti, Krista K. Olson, Demetra Smith Nightingale, Amy-Ellen Duke, Julia Isaacs

Posted to Web: August 01, 1997Publication Date: August 01, 1997

Evaluation of the STOP Formula Grants to Combat Violence Against Women: The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (1997 Report) (Research Report)
Laudan Y. Aron, Martha R. Burt, Adele V. Harrell, Lisa C. Newmark, Krista K. Olson

This report assesses the progress and accomplishments of the STOP Program in the second year of STOP program authorization. The Violence Against Women Act, Title IV of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-322), provides for Law Enforcement and Prosecution Grants to states under Chapter 2 of the Safe Streets Act. The grant have been designated the STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) grants by their federal administrator, the Department of Justice's Violence Against Women Grants Office in the Office of Justice Programs. They are "to assist States, Indian tribal governments, and units of local government to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women, and to develop and strengthen victim services in cases involving violent crimes against women."

Posted to Web: March 17, 1997Publication Date: March 17, 1997

Efforts by Child Welfare Agencies to Address Domestic Violence: The Experiences of Five Communities (Research Report)
Laudan Y. Aron, Krista K. Olson

This report reviews the available literature on the overlap of domestic violence and child maltreatment. Other topics include study-site selection criteria, study methodology, and efforts to integrate domestic violence concerns into child welfare agency practice in each community visited. The report summarizes and integrates findings from the site visits and literature review, and then it concludes with issues to consider and resolve.

Posted to Web: March 01, 1997Publication Date: March 01, 1997

Designing Welfare-to-Work Programs for Families Facing Personal or Family Challenges: Lessons from the Field (Research Report)
LaDonna Pavetti, Krista K. Olson, Nancy M. Pindus, Marta Pernas, Julia Isaacs

This report describes the exceptional challenges faced by some families that make it difficult for them to seek employment or to sustain employment over the long term. This report summarizes information from case studies in eight state and local programs that have expanded the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program or have developed programs outside of the welfare system to address the needs of these families. Furthermore, the report examines the issues that are important to consider when designing such programs.

Posted to Web: December 30, 1996Publication Date: December 30, 1996

Personal and Family Challenges to the Successful Transition From Welfare to Work (Research Report)
Krista K. Olson, LaDonna Pavetti

This paper answers these questions about the challenges welfare-to-work programs face as more of their Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) caseload becomes subject to work requirements: (1) What challenges will hinder a welfare recipient's move into employment? (2) What is known about the prevalence of barriers to employment? (3) When the presence of multiple barriers is considered, what fraction of the AFDC caseload is likely to experience at least one barrier to employment? (4) What is known about the relationship between work barriers and work experience? (5) What are the implications for designing and delivering welfare-to-work programs?

Posted to Web: May 17, 1996Publication Date: May 17, 1996

 

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