TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ACRONYMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

CHAPTER I: OVERVIEW OF THE TICKET TO WORK PROGRAM AND ITS EVALUATION

A. EVALUATION COMPONENTS: GOALS, SCHEDULES, AND PRODUCTS

B. PURPOSE AND ORGANIZATION OF THIS EVALUATION REPORT

 

CHAPTER II: STRUCTURE AND BACKGROUND OF THE TICKET TO WORK PROGRAM

A. BASIC STRUCTURE OF TICKET TO WORK

B. PROGRAM CONTEXT

 

CHAPTER III: TTW EARLY IMPLEMENTATION

A. ROLLOUT SCHEDULE

B. IMPLEMENTATION FROM A SYSTEM PERSPECTIVE

 

CHAPTER IV: EARLY PARTICIPATION PATTERNS

A. ROLLOUT STATISTICS 

B. CHARACTERISTICS OF ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES, AUGUST 2003

C. SYNOPSIS OF PARTICIPATION FINDINGS

 

CHAPTER V: CASE STUDIES OF EIGHT EXPERIENCED TTW PROVIDERS

A. SERVICE MODELS AND TARGETED CLIENTS

B. OUTREACH, SCREENING, AND TICKET ASSIGNMENTS

C. PRIOR RELATED EXPERIENCE OF ORGANIZATIONS AND STAFF

D. CHOICE OF PAYMENT PLAN

E. RELATIONS BETWEEN ENS AND SVRAS

F. RELATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

G. FACTORS AFFECTING PROVIDER ABILITY TO ACHIEVE POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR BENEFICIARIES

H. THE BIG ISSUE: FINANCIAL VIABILITY

I. OTHER PROBLEMS AND SUGGESTIONS

J. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

 

CHAPTER VI: ADEQUACY OF INCENTIVES STUDY

A. PRELIMINARY PROCESS INFORMATION ON THE ADEQUACY OF INCENTIVES

B. CHARACTERISTICS OF BENEFICIARIES IN TWO AOI GROUPS

C. RELATIVE TTW EXPERIENCES OF AOI GROUPS

D. RELATIVE EFFECTS OF TTW FOR AOI GROUPS

E. CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS

 

CHAPTER VII: CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

A. SSA HAS IMPLEMENTED TICKET TO WORK

B. TICKET USE AND PROVIDER PARTICIPATION IS LOWER THAN MANY HOPED

C. IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO JUDGE THE TICKET TO WORK PROGRAM FULLY

D. MORE FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES TO TTW MIGHT BE NEEDED

 

CHAPTER VIII: NEXT STEPS FOR THE EVALUATION

A. DATA COLLECTION SCHEDULE

B. ANALYSIS AND REPORT SCHEDULE

 

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A: DATA TABLES CORRESPONDING TO FIGURES IN CHAPTER IV

APPENDIX B: PROVIDER-SPECIFIC CASE STUDY SUMMARIES

APPENDIX C: DEFINING THE FOUR ADEQUACY OF INCENTIVES GROUPS

 

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Craig Thornton
Bonnie O’Day
Gina Livermore
Thomas Fraker
David Stapleton
W. Grant Revell, Jr.
John Kregel
Heather Schroeder
Tim Silva
Meredith Edwards

 

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