The Privatization of Social Service Programs
Collins, Milton R.
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The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PWRORA) represented a major shift in the national welfare system. It allows states the option of providing welfare-related services to the impoverished through contracts with charitable, religious, or private organizations. . . . Although privatization exists in several forms, this paper will focus on the act of the government contracting out services that it is obligated to provide. This paper will explore the opposing arguments of privatization. Additionally, the paper will explore the legal issues affecting the recent privatization trend. Finally, the paper will focus on one state and two specific privatized programs within this state designed to aid in job placement and the homelessness situation. [From introductory section]