ERIC Number: ED396143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare to Work. 1995 Annual Report.
Illinois State Dept. of Public Aid, Springfield.
This report examines the operation and outcomes of Illinois' welfare programs in fiscal year 1995. The Illinois Department of Public Aid's new emphasis on providing incentives/assistance to move welfare recipients from welfare to work is explained. Next, the following programs are discussed: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS); Project Chance, which is designed to help AFDC clients prepare for/participate in the world of work; Opportunities, a specialized, "one-stop" education and training program offered at 10 community colleges across Illinois; the Teen Parent Initiative/Young Parent Services program, which is tailored to help youth break the generational cycle of welfare; the Food Stamp Employment and Training program; and Earnfare, which was developed to create a work-related source of income for people to replace the state's now-defunct Transitional Assistance program. Each program description includes information on some/all of the following: major accomplishments in FY95; numbers/characteristics of clients served; outcomes (including employment placements and client wages); and detailed expenditures. Concluding the report are legislative changes passed in FY95 that will affect welfare services. Fifty-three tables/figures are included. Appended are a glossary and index of statutory report requirements relating to the FY95 report. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Annual Reports, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Community Colleges, Demography, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, State Programs, Tables (Data), Transitional Programs, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Public Aid, Springfield.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Illinois; Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program; Welfare to Work Programs