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An examination of Sunny Days County Family Resource Center

Project (M.S., Criminal Justice) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2009.

The welfare reform legislation of the 1990’s was implemented with the goal of ending long-term reliance on human assistance programs by encouraging self-sufficiency. The passing of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act gave states broad discursion in administering public assistance programs. The family resource center model, originally developed by the state of Kentucky, is an innovative model that is grounded in the philosophy that a collaborative effort between public schools, social services agencies, and private organizations in the community is the most efficient mechanism in assisting impoverished families obtain various services that would provide them with the necessary skills to achieve self-sufficiency. This project reviews Sunny Days County’s implementation of the family resource center model into its organizational structure.

The welfare reform legislation of the 1990’s was implemented with the goal of ending long-term reliance on human assistance programs by encouraging self-sufficiency. The passing of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act gave states broad discursion in administering public assistance programs. The family resource center model, originally developed by the state of Kentucky, is an innovative model that is grounded in the philosophy that a collaborative effort between public schools, social services agencies, and private organizations in the community is the most efficient mechanism in assisting impoverished families obtain various services that would provide them with the necessary skills to achieve self-sufficiency. This project reviews Sunny Days County’s implementation of the family resource center model into its organizational structure.

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