In order to draw this inference, there would have had to be a randomized control group in each community, or a stronger quazi-experimental design (i.e., a group of individuals whose demographics and baseline characteristics paralleled those of CRRI participants, but who did not participate in any of the CRRI-funded programs). Only a comparison
The CRRI was an important and ambitious undertaking. It aimed to help the three grantee communities recover from the behavioral health effects of the Great Recession, as well as arm these cities and their citizens with the tools to better handle any subsequent economic downtowns. Because of the shortened timeframe of the initiative as well as sign
Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Employment Services and Outcomes
This analysis focuses only on those complete cases where the discharge record showed the client received employment or training services. The number of complete cases for employment assessment by site is depicted in the second row of Table 4-4. Note that we have not included any analysis of the Union City youth since the primary focus of these you
Participating in the project allowed all the collaborating agencies and staff to know their community better. The many requirements of the CRRI grant for establishing collaborative partnerships, conducting screenings, or distributing surveys led individuals and organizations to examine their entire community in much greater detail. Examining how t
The collaborative partnership model of CRRI established a structure for Lorain's PRIDE that brought the mental health, substance use, FQHC, and public schools in closer collaboration and established lines of communication and cooperation that will remain. The screening and direct contact outreach has impacted all the partner agencies and was a str
Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Service Development and Delivery
Lorain's PRIDE offered citizens access to an array of existing services in the community, such as behavioral health services, family strengthening, employment services, and transportation support. Two of the PRIDE services exceeded their grant target in number served, the TSF and the CAST program for teens. The JOBS program served the greatest num
The most significant challenge with the grant reported by staff was the loss of funding in the midst of project implementation. Although Project ASSIST was able to accomplish many improvements through screening efforts, community outreach, and job support, it was not able to focus on all of its plans for this grant. For example, it had hoped to wo
Project ASSIST developed several service delivery options that were innovative for the Fall River community:
Three communities that had been particularly hard-hit by the Great Recession submitted applications for and were awarded the funds to implement the CRRI program. One was Union City, New Jersey, a compact (1.27 square miles) urban community located just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Its population of 66,500 is largely Hispanic (85 percent
Community Resilience and Recovery Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. 1. Background and Introduction
The Great Recession is a term covering the period from December 2007 until June 2009 that saw a significant shrinking of the American economy. The collapse of the housing market, which had grown significantly on a foundation of marginal loans, triggered the downward spiral of financial markets, consumer spending, and unemployment.
Fresno is a Central California city of approximately 500,000. While many objective measures point to the city’s distress, including concentrated poverty, structural unemployment, high vacancy rates, and disinvestment in the city’s core, Fresno is undeniably a city on the rise. Under the leadership of the mayor, Fresno has identified a vision f
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table I.2. Neighborhood Characteristics (a)
Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions Time Limited with Extensions Granted Total Unemployment Among Neighborhood Residents Not a problem
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Table E.2. Income Sources and Amounts Among TANF Households (a)
Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions Time Limited with Extensions Granted Total Earnings by All Household Members b 52.6% 30.5%
From the early 1900s, Detroit was poised to secure its reputation as a titan in the automotive manufacturing industry. The sector grew rapidly in Detroit, bringing with it many economic opportunities and advancements, along with a surge in population. The city enjoyed several decades of prosperity until broad trends influencing the decline of Amer
Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. 2.2 SC2 Pilot City Selection and Assessment Process
The SC2 pilot cities were selected through a multi-step process. First, staff from federal agencies participating in the SC2 initiative analyzed data from several public datasets to identify cities experiencing significant economic challenges. Based on these data, they created a composite measure of distress using rates of unemployment, population
Adult TANF recipients had over twice the hospitalization rate of the general population.
Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. 1.3 Brief Description of the SC2 Pilot
The SC2 pilot was focused on six cities: Chester, PA; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Fresno, CA; Memphis, TN; and New Orleans, LA. These cities were selected by members of the DPC and senior leadership from participating agencies. This group used an iterative process that included assessing the cities’ relative economic distress (measured by a numb
The findings presented in this chapter have a number of implications for the design and delivery of services to address potential employment barriers among TANF recipients. Identifying and addressing personal barriers and human capital deficits among TANF recipients are very important.
The survey respondents were asked about problems that existed in their neighborhood, such as unemployment, drugs, crime, and run-down buildings, and whether these problems were a barrier to employment. Nearly 60% of respondents cited unemployment as a problem.
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Monthly Earnings and Sources of Household Income
Of the respondents who had worked for pay in the month before the survey, more than a third had earnings less than $5,000 per year. Of the respondents who had earnings in the month before the survey, many had very low earnings. For example, more than a third had earnings of less than $400 during the month (Appendix D Table IIIh). The media