This report would not have been possible without the help of others. The state project directors, first Lydia Davis-Barrett and then Janet DeGraaf of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and Denise Simon of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, were helpful and supportive throughout the evaluation. The demonstration site project directors and managers, Frank Ambrose and Kathy Abbott in Camden, Yvonne Johnson in Newark, and Melba McCarty in Chicago, provided many of the insights and information on which this report is based, and always gave us access to demonstration staff for discussions of their work. Thanks are also due to the supervisors, case managers, and other demonstration staff who offered their views and recounted their experiences in the program.
A great contribution to this report has also been made by the Federal project officers for the evaluation and the demonstration in the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. They are Reuben Snipper, the evaluation project officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and Judith Reich and Nancye Campbell, demonstration project officers in the Administration for Children and Families. All three made very thoughtful comments that shaped this report.
As is always the case, other staff at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., have also helped. Rebecca Maynard, Project Director for the evaluation, helped with critical comments. Denise Dunn and Monica Capizzi provided expert production support. Any weaknesses in the report or its conclusions, however, must still be traced to the author.
This report was prepared for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under contract HHS-100-86-0045. This report does not necessarily represent the official opinion or policy of the Department of Health and Human Services. The results of this study and the views expressed are solely the views of the authors.