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February 13, 1991 - In this analysis, we document the recent increases in caseload and welfare dependency in the AFDC-FG Program and identify the factors contributing to this trend. We then examine various options—including the administration's proposal—which are available to the Legislature to help control the program's costs and reduce welfare dependency.
January 1, 1991 - The purpose of this report is to evaluate the extent to which the Child Welfare Services Program has been able to achieve the goals established by Chapter 978. Chapter I examines the growth in the program's caseload and costs since 1982. Chapter II evaluates how successful the program has been at identifying and serving abused and neglected children since 1982. Chapter III assesses the extent to which the availability of staff and services affect the program's performance. Finally, Chapter IV summarizes options for the Legislature to improve the performance of the program.
February 21, 1990 - State Programs Serving Older Californians
February 21, 1990 - In this report, we examine health care services in rural areas within the state. Specifically, we (1) review the characteristics of rural areas and health care services in these areas, (2) discuss current state programs, (3) highlight specific problems we identified within the existing services, and (4) suggest ways the Legislature could improve the provision of health care services to rural areas.
February 21, 1990 - One of the Legislature's challenges over the next decade is to promote adequate access to nursing facility beds for the state's population. Our review suggests that it is possible that there will be a disparity between the need for nursing facility services and the growth of bed supply over the next decade. Furthermore, the current Medi-Cal reimbursement system may be (1) contributing to low supply growth, (2) causing access problems to nursing facility beds for Medi-Cal clients, and (3) providing incentives that encourage expansion of facilities that are more costly to operate.
February 21, 1990 - Proposition 99 established a new surtax on cigarettes and tobacco products, thereby generating almost $1.5 billion in new revenues available for expenditure in 1989-90 and 1990-91. Assembly Bill 75 (Ch 1331/89, Isenberg) allocated the vast majority of these funds. Our review indicates that the three major departments responsible for the implementation of AB 75 have made good progress in implementing the programs the act established in the current year.
February 21, 1990 - Drug Prevention Programs
February 21, 1990 - Anti-Drug Programs in California
February 21, 1990 - A Series of Drug-Related Pieces: Drug Use in California, Anti-Drug Programs in California, Drug Prevention Programs
January 1, 1990 - This report is submitted in response to Chapter 1579, Statutes of 1988 (Senate Bill 1913, Presley). Chapter 1579 requires the Legislative Analyst's Office to determine whether the Department of Corrections (CDC) and the Department of the Youth Authority (CYA) have adequate education, prevention, and treatment programs related to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and whether the programs are being properly implemented. Additionally, the law requires the Legislative Analyst's Office to assess the quality of AIDS education and prevention programs in county and city jails.
February 1, 1989 - State Programs for Older Californians
February 1, 1989 - Local Mental Health Programs
February 1, 1989 - Substance-Exposed Infants
February 1, 1989 - State Child Care Services
January 1, 1989 - This report reviews the federal Family Support Act of 1988, the major welfare reform legislation recently enacted by Congress. The report discusses each provision of the Family Support Act (FSA) that (1) requires either a significant change in current California law or practice or (2) provides the state with a new programmatic option. Each discussion describes the new provision, indicates when the state must implement the provision, describes how the provision differs from current state law, and outlines the issue that it presents to the Legislature. In most cases, we recommend a course of action for the Legislature to take to implement the provision.