Countywide Evaluation of the Long-Term Family Self-Sufficiency Plan: Assessing the Utility of the LTFSS Plan Service Delivery and Planning Framework
Jan 1, 2002
Countywide Evaluation Report
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted the Long-Term Family Self-Sufficiency (LTFSS) Plan in November, 1999. The LTFSS Plan consists of 46 projects whose goal is to promote self-sufficiency among families that are participating in the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act of 1997 (CalWORKs) program, former CalWORKs families, and other low-income families. The LTFSS Plan was explicitly guided by a results-based decision making framework developed by Mark Friedman. RAND analyzed historical quantitative data on indicators selected by the Plan to establish trends against which to track future LTFSS performance countywide. We also interviewed 65 key informants in the county and analyzed a wide range of written materials to assess the use and utility of the framework. This document summarizes the quantitative and qualitative findings from three earlier RAND reports on the LTFSS effort.
What's at Stake
Result and Outcomes
Baseline Data and the Story Behind the Baselines
The Projects and Their Partners
Assessment of the LTFSS Plan Framework
Assessment of the Evaluation Framework
Quality Improvement Steps
Data for Secondary (Not Headline) Indicators
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