Provides basic introduction to the U.S. federal welfare law, PRWORA of 1996 - provides information about this "welfare law" and its potential effects on battered women and their children.
This paper explores the impact of implementing the U.S. federal welfare law, PRWORA of 1996. It looks at how the use of the FVO and the federal block grant program, TANF, might effect battered women and their children.
This practice paper provides background information about domestic violence and describes options battered women need available to them in order to be safe and more economically independent.
This paper provides detailed guidance on developing family violence protocols within welfare settings. It is written to assist domestic violence advocates and state administrators implementing PRWORA
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on federal and state implementation of the Family Violence Option. This recent Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on federal and state implementation of the Family Violence Option recommends that HHS identify and promote promising practices.
A report completed by the Urban Institute for DHHS that examines screening and assessment issues related to barriers to employment among TANF recipients, including domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, and learning disabilities. (103 pages)
Strategies for Addressing the Needs of Domestic Violence Victims within the TANF Program: The Experience of Seven Counties
This report summarizes existing information what states were doing about the FVO, and examines the day-to-day operations of TANF and child support programs surrounding the issue of domestic violence.
The findings and recommendations are based on eleven months of experience working in the field with partners in 19 pilot projects. Appendices include descriptions of pilot projects, screening tool, and synopsis of interviews with other states.