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Report

Job Search, Training, and Work Experience: The Lessons for California From Eight Evaluations of the Work Incentive Program

January 1, 1985 - This report reviews the effectiveness of the Work Incentive (WIN) program, which is designed to help recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) find jobs.

Presentation

Unemployment and Disability Insurance

October 23, 1984 - Statement to the Assembly Finance and Insurance Subcommittee on Unemployment and Disability Insurance, Sacramento, October 23, 1984

Presentation

Proposition 41: Public Aid and Medical Assistance Programs

September 24, 1984 - Statement to a joint meeting of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and Assembly Human Services Committee, Sacramento, September 24, 1984.

Report

Public Assistance in California: Facts and Figures

September 1, 1984 - Decisions affecting California's two primary welfare programs--Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), which provides cash grants to needy children and their parents, and Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary program (SSI/SSP}, which provides cash grants to the aged, blind, and disabled--are among the more important decisions that the Legislature must make. There are two reasons for this. First, these decisions can have a more immediate and dramatic impact on the lives of individual Californians than is the case with most other decisions it makes. This is particularly true when issues affecting eligibility are being resolved. Second, these two programs are among the most costly administered by the state. Together, they account for 11 cents out of every dollar spent from the state's General Fund.

Report

Public Assistance in California: Facts and Figures

September 1, 1984 - Decisions affecting California's two primary welfare programs--Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), which provides cash grants to needy children and their parents, and Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary program (SSI/SSP), which provides cash grants to the aged, blind, and disabled--are among the more important decisions that the Legislature must make. There are two reasons for this. First, these decisions can have a more immediate and dramatic impact on the lives of individual Californians than is the case with most other decisions it makes. This is particularly true when issues affecting eligibility are being resolved. Second, these two programs are among the most costly administered by the state. Together, they account for 11 cents out of every dollar spent from the state's General Fund.

Hearing Handout

Overview of the Public Mental Health System in California

March 15, 1984 - Data for State Hospital Services for the the Mentally Disabled

Report

A Review of the Access Assistance for the Deaf Program

February 1, 1984 - The Deaf Access program (DAP) was established by Ch 1193/80 (AB 2980). The program provides funds to the Department of Social Services (DSS) for contracts with local agencies to provide specified services to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals.

Report

A Review of the Access Assistance for the Deaf Program

February 1, 1984 - The Deaf Access program (DAP) was established by Ch 1193/80 (AB 2980). The program provides funds to the Department of Social Services (DSS) for contracts with local agencies to provide specified services to deaf and hearing-impaired individuals.

Report

Special Education Programs for Children Living in Foster Family Homes and Licensed Children's Institutions

December 1, 1983 - This report reviews the funding of special education programs for children who live in foster family homes and licensed children's institutions (LCIs), and makes recommendations to the Legislature regarding the restructuring or continuation of the current funding mechanism. It examines the structure and the operational impact of the current funding formula on local education agencies (LEAs) in California and identifies problems that tend to reduce program effectiveness.

Report

Legislative Options for Developing Welfare Computer Systems in California

December 1, 1983 - This report reviews the revised feasibility report on the Statewide Public Assistance Network (SPAN) prepared by Arthur Andersen and Company. In addition, the report presents five options available to the Legislature for continuing the development of statewide computer systems that could improve the administration of public assistance programs in California.

Report

The Utilization and Management of Information Processing Technology in California State Government

April 1, 1983 - The Conference Committee on the 1982 Budget Bill added language to Section 4.00 requiring the Legislative Analyst and the California Information Technology Advisory Board to perform independent reviews of electronic data processing (EDP) control and uses in California state government, and to submit separate reports to the Legislature in January 1983. A copy of the specific language adopted by the Legislature is included in this report as Appendix A.

Health and Human Services Staff

Mark Newton
(916) 319-8323
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Health, Developmental Services and IT
 
Ryan Anderson
(916) 319-8308
CalWORKs/CalFresh
 
Jackie Barocio
(916) 319-8333
In-Home Supportive Services/Aging Programs/Child Support/Veterans Affairs
 
Ben Johnson
(916) 319-8336
Medi-Cal/Hospital Finance/Managed Care
 
Brian Metzker
(916) 319-8354
Privacy, Security, and Technology
 
Sonja Petek
(916) 319-8340
Public Health/Developmental Services
 
Luke Koushmaro
(916) 319-8355
Medi-Cal/Long-Term Care/Family Health/Covered California
 
Angela Short
(916) 319-8309
Teachers' Retirement Policy/ Child Welfare/ Community Care Licensing
 
Corey Hashida
(916) 319-8315
Medi-Cal/Behavioral Health/State Hospitals/Health Planning and Development
 
Ginni Bella Navarre
(916) 319-8342
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Human Services and Governance