In order to increase work participation to avoid federal penalties, the Governor proposes new time limits and sanctions on children whose parents cannot or will not comply with CalWORKs work participation requirements. However, under the budget’s own assumptions, California will meet federal participation requirements by FFY 2008. Thus, these policy changes are not needed to avoid federal penalties, and we recommend their rejection. We offer an alternative to the Governor’s full-family sanction proposal.
[PDF] Approach to the 2011-12 CalWORKs BudgetReport Feb 20, 2002
Welfare-to-Work Participation in the CalWORKs ProgramReport Jan 23, 1998
CalWORKs Welfare Reform: Major Provisions and Issues