Screening and Assessment in TANF\Welfare-to-Work: Local Answers to Difficult Questions. Chapter Six: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Employment Through Partnerships


TANF agencies in the study sites work with a variety of partners to assist with identifying unobserved barriers and to provide services to clients once barriers are identified. Key partners include other government agencies, community mental health centers, substance abuse treatment programs, domestic violence shelters and counseling agencies, educational institutions, and others. In this chapter we briefly describe how some of the partnerships were established, the role of partner organizations, the services they provide, and strategies used by the study sites to strengthen partnerships.

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