Brief Shoring Up the Child Welfare-TANF Link
Rob Geen
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Child Welfare agencies' reliance on TANF dollars -- and the often conflicting demands the two systems place on clients -- calls for greater coordination. Congress should encourage collaboration between welfare and child welfare agencies, maintain the flexibility of TANF dollars for use in child welfare, and IV-E to TANF eligibility.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Economic well-being Child welfare Family violence