Welfare Reform

Social Welfare at a Crossroads

Bay Area Social Services Consortium
1997

No abstract is available for this publication. 

Researchers & Policy Analysts

The Mack Center has an ongoing investment in analyzing current public policies, seeking alternatives to existing public policies, and deriving lessons learned from public policy implementation. Most of the policy analyses and implementation case studies and reports are in three primary service delivery areas: child welfare, adult and aging, and welfare to work. This policy work also includes materials designed for non-academic audiences.

Managing Out The Community Practice Dimensions of Effective Agency Management

Austin, M.J.
2008

With the advent of welfare reform and managed care, the nature of managerial practice has increasingly shifted from a primary focus on internal operations to a more external, community focus which involves actively monitoring and managing the boundary between the external environment and internal organizational arrangements.

Neighborhood Self-Sufficiency Centers

Schmidt, C.M.
Austin, M.J.
2016

No abstract is available for this publication. 

Fostering Neighborhood Involvement in Workforce Development

Svihula, J.
Austin, M.J.
2008
One of the challenges in welfare reform implementation is to provide neighborhood outreach and assistance to unemployed individuals. This case study tells the story of three neighborhoods as they implemented a public-private neighborhood jobs pilot initiative (NJPI). The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with Alameda County Social Services Agency, supplied seed money for the NJPI to develop “one-stop” employment resource centers.