All families should have access to quality child care, but often the cost of quality care is out of reach for low income New Yorkers. New York’s child care subsidy system is largely federally funded, but because it’s a county administered system, the rules governing the administration of child care vary from county to county, leaving many eligible families without the support they need to stay in the work force, secure in the knowledge that their children are being properly cared for. Empire Justice Center engages in policy advocacy and analysis, working to improve the systems that provide child care subsidies to families.
TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 3
March 24, 2017
Don Friedman, Senior Attorney in our Public Benefits Practice Group, continues his thoughts in his third installment.
Welfare Program Controversy All Politics – Not Substance
August 02, 2012
On July 12, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services presented states with an exciting opportunity by offering to waive some of the most restrictive federal welfare rules for states that propose programs that would more effectively accomplish the goals of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) law that enacted Welfare Reform.