Building Better Programs

Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work

This report was written a few years after TANF was created.  It does not provide specific recommendations on how to conduct an assessment but rather walks program administrators through a series of questions to help guide them in the development and use of assessment in work programs that serve individuals with a diversity of needs.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation – Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work: Ten Important Questions TANF Agencies and Their Partners Should Consider