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ERIC Number: ED377094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Template for the Systematic Implementation of Welfare Reform.
Cianfrani, Joseph Thomas
Implementation is the challenge facing any attempts to reform the U.S. welfare service system. Without consideration of an implementation strategy, a reform plan will be destined to fail. Because many planners of welfare reform may be unfamiliar with program initiation, planners need a guide to assist implementation. This report provides planners with a systematic approach to implementing welfare reform plans. The report reviews current welfare initiatives (the federal government spends $6 to $8 billion per year on welfare) and includes summary documentation of those programs in several states. A five-step template for implementing welfare reform is proposed. This template addresses issues such as transforming a vision into a strategy, team development, locating advocates, and securing funding. The primary focus of the template is toward those reform programs that include educational opportunities, rehabilitation, and employment of welfare clients. Tables show each step of the template and provide supporting data, resource contacts, and visual summaries. (CK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children