ERIC Number: ED391115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Learnfare Case Management Services.
Wisconsin State Legislative Audit Bureau, Madison.
Wisconsin's Learnfare program requires 13- to 19-year-old recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) to maintain good school attendance or risk losing a portion of their families' grants. The program offers those with attendance problems the opportunity to work with case managers to identify causes of their poor attendance, as well as services such as child daycare, transportation, and alternative education programs to assist in solving attendance programs. The case management process in 10 counties was reviewed. During the 1992-93 school year, poor attendance made more than 4,700 teenagers in these counties a priority for receiving case management services. County implementation of presanction procedures was also reviewed, as were steps in the case management process. It was estimated that 14.1 percent of teenagers for whom case management offers were defined as a priority actually responded to an offer and received an assessment. Two major barriers to effective delivery of case management services were: (1) in most counties, efforts to coordinate Learnfare services with the schools were inadequate; and (2) case managers received inadequate guidance in defining sound case management practices. Recommendations for improvement are provided. Appendices which account for half of the document include presanction notice, presanction checklist and 10 Wisconsin countries case management profiles. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Audit Bureau, Madison.
Identifiers: Learnfare; Wisconsin