Case Management for Teenage Parents: Lessons from the Teenage Parent Demonstration. ENDNOTES


1Project Advance completed intake for the research sample in September 1989, and Teen Progress in March 1990.  All three programs, however, continued beyond those dates to enroll new participants (who will not be included in the formal impact analysis research), in order to maintain the program environment affecting the research sample.  In all three sites, the demonstration programs are being absorbed, under various strategies, into the regular JOBS program.

2.  The first paper dealt with identifying teenage AFDC parents and enrolling them in mandatory employment and training programs.  The second paper dealt with the design of program workshops for teenage parents.  See the project report list for complete citations of these two papers and other reports based on the Teenage Parent Demonstration.

3.  In Chicago, child care counseling was performed by case managers themselves.

4.  The design and content of these workshops are described in an earlier paper in this series.

5.  In Illinois, the sanction for such a recipient reduced the standard of need from $565 to $468, but the payment level, set below the standard of need, went from $268 to $212.

6.  Case managers adhered to demonstration policy by giving clients clear reminders of their obligation to report income to the income maintenance unit, but refrained from referring to the IM unit their unconfirmed hunches about possible unreported income.

7.  Demonstration procedures called for regular reminder notices to sanctioned teenage parents, but it does not appear that these procedures were systematically followed.  Sending out such notices would have been most feasible using the sites' automated case management systems, but using the systems for this purpose would have required maintaining accurate data on sanction statuses.  This was an area in which the demonstration staff had considerable difficulty maintaining accurate and properly structured data.

8.  Clients could be deferred and not required to participate for a brief period after the birth of a child or for reasons of illness or incapacity.