ERIC Number: ED156741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Social Innovation.
In this report a program of supported work developed by the Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor and the Ford Foundation is discussed. Supported work is designed for the disadvantaged, people who face barriers in seeking and holding regular jobs. A pilot program for former drug addicts was begun in 1972 by the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. It was then expanded to test the potential of supported work programs to reduce dependency. The groups involved with supported work are AFDC recipients, high school dropouts, former drug addicts and criminal offenders, former alcoholics, and former mental patients. It is suggested that job creation programs for other dependent groups should also be tested on a broad scale. The need for careful design and coordination of such programs is emphasized. Three related programs assisted by the Ford Foundation (Tenant Management programs, Community Development Corporations, and Neighborhood Housing Services) are described. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Criminals, Dependents, Disadvantaged, Dropouts, Drug Addiction, Employment Problems, Employment Programs, Job Training, Mental Disorders, Rehabilitation, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients
Ford Foundation, Office of Reports, 320 East 43 Street, New York, New York 10017
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Career Education Training Act; Supported Work
Note: Paper adapted from remarks made at the Governor's Manpower Council and Supported Work Conference (Madison, Wisconsin, July 7, 1977); Not available in hard copy due to author's restriction