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Publication Date: August 2005

Publisher(s): Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Jodie Levin-Epstein and Angie Schwartz, Skadden Fellow, Teens & TANF Project Director, National Center for Youth examines the capacity of the nation’s welfare program to assist adolescents, delineates the special rules of TANF for teen parents, and offers recommendations related to both populations. Tips on ways that Legal Aid organizations can work with teens who need help – and are often overlooked - are also provided.

This article first appeared in “Our Commitment to Youth” a special issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, published by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in July-August 2005.