New York City Human Resources Administration
New York City Administration for Children's Services

A Status Report of Selected Aspects of the Implementation of Welfare Reform in New York City (Follow-Up Review)

As a result of welfare reform legislation, most public assistance recipients must seek employment or engage in activities that can lead to employment, such as formal education or job training. In our prior report 99-N-4, we examined how the responsibilities under the reformed welfare system had been assigned among New York City agencies, and what steps had been taken to fulfill these responsibilities. We found that certain improvements were needed if the responsibilities were to be implemented as intended, especially if adequate day care services were to be made available to public assistance recipients. Additional actions were also needed if the long-term effectiveness of welfare reform was to be fully assessed in New York City. In our follow-up review, we found that the recommendations contained in our prior report had generally been implemented.

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