The purpose of this study is to conduct a cross-cutting examination of the use of performance measures, work requirements, and child support requirements among human services programs that include a focus on promoting self-sufficiency.
Adapted version of Reducing the Risk shows some promising impacts.Read more
Exploring Measurement of Performance Outcomes and Work Requirements in Programs Promoting Economic Independence (EMPOWERED)
The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse: The What Works Clearinghouse of Proven and Promising Approaches to Move Welfare Recipients to Work
People who run programs for low-income job seekers and those seeking to promote policies that can improve employment outcomes for low-income individuals need evidence about what works.
Michelle Derr specializes in translating research findings effectively to improve public policies and direct practice. Her work focuses on evaluating employment and training initiatives targeted to public assistance clients, ex-offenders, people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged populations.Featured Projects
- Improving the Coordination and Performance of Government Programs for Disadvantaged Job Seekers
- Project IMPROVE: Improving Program Outcomes Via Evidence-Based Technical Assistance
- Learn, Innovate, Improve (LI²): Using Evidence for Continuous Program Improvement (Presentation)
- BOND Implementation and Evaluation: Process Study Report
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Training and Reemployment