Improving TANF for Teens
Publication Date: August 2005
Publisher(s): Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Coverage: United States
Jodie Levin-Epstein and Angie Schwartz, Skadden Fellow, Teens & TANF Project Director, National Center for Youth examines the capacity of the nationÂ’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 Â– and are often overlooked - are also provided.
This article first appeared in Â“Our Commitment to YouthÂ” 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.