We’re excited to announce the release of our special report on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or TANF program. Our report, “TANF at 20 in Mississippi: A Pathway Out of Poverty or a Shrinking Safety Net? ” takes a look back at the last 20 years since the programs inception.
In addition to offering a systematic evaluation and critique, we also analyzed statistical trends and data as well as some critical recommendations. Bottom line: Mississippi must do more to provide meaningful support to its working poor and refocus its TANF program in eliminating barriers to work and secure long-term employment.
After reading our report, we believe you will agree with us.