BRINGING THE DIGNITY OF WORK TO EVERY ABLE AND WILLING INDIVIDUAL
COMING OUT OF PRISON, KEVIN WAS LOOKING FOR MORE THAN A JOB
With roadblocks at every crossroad, Kevin was simply looking for someone to give him a chance. His story is an inspirational reminder of how important work is to our self-worth.
Food Stamps: New Report Outlines 5 Possible Ways To Combat SNAP ‘Benefits Cliffs’ at Federal Level — Would They Save Recipients Money?
A benefits cliff is when a household loses more in net income and benefits from governmental assistance programs — like SNAP — than it gains from additional earnings. According to a report by the Georgia Center for Opportunity, this net loss is a “perverse incentive”...
Design flaws in the federal food stamp program hinder recipients’ upward economic mobility and effectively force them into governmental dependency. That’s the upshot of a new Georgia Center for Opportunity report exploring possible solutions for addressing the...
Key Points Missouri Leads the Way: The enactment of Senate Bill 82 establishes Missouri as the first state in the nation to address public assistance provisions, breaking ground in reforming safety-net benefits and combating the cycle of dependence on government...
TRUTH GRAF FOUND HER VOICE AND BECAME A CHAMPION FOR PRISON REFORM
Exploring ways to break the cycle of poverty passed from generation-to-generation.
State-by-state data on the jobless impact of state responses to the pandemic.
Offering opportunities that will jump start opportunity for youth in our communities.
Addressing safety net policies so that we meet needs while removing obstacles that trap people without helping people.
A review of the welfare cliffs that exist in the southeast of the United States and how legislatures can identify where cliffs exist in their state.
Dr. Lerman’s most recent report, focuses on Georgia’s Youth Apprenticeship program, created in the mid 1990s with fewer than 400 student participants. Today, the program has grown to more than 3,000 students in nearly 350 schools across the state.
Part 1 of 3 in a report on systemic welfare. This report demonstrates how the current system does not meet these assumptions and points to the need for reform.
Part 2 of 3 in a report on systemic welfare. In this report we explore the new system as we imagine it could be, give guiding principles, provide a general framework for how the reformed system can function, and establish preliminary steps needed to implement the vision.
Part 3 of 3 in a report on systemic welfare. In the final report we present a structure Georgia’s governor and executive agencies could adopt to effectively and in relatively short order implement a reformed system.
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