The TANF JSA Strategies Evalution is a four-year project, from 2013-2017, funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant is designed to document the most effective strategies in assisting TANF recipients in finding quality jobs more quickly.
The project includes both an impact study, which will randomly assign individuals to constrasting JSA approaches and compare employment and earnings to determine their relative effectiveness; and an implementation study. which will measure services participants receive under each approach and provide operational lessons gather directly from practitioners.
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The webinar, TANF JSA Strategies Evaluation: Discovering What Works, was hosted by Cynthia Woodside, APHSA Senior Policy Associate for Economic Supports on February 25, 2014. Presenters included: Karin Martinson, Project Director, Abt Associates, Inc.; Michelle Derr, Co-Principal Investigator, Mathematic Policy Research; and Erica Zielewski, Project Officer, ACF.