The Privatization of Social Service Programs
Collins, Milton R.
Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
America Works, Inc.
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (United States)
Economic assistance, Domestic
Bureaucracy -- Cost effectiveness
Commonwealth Competition Council (Va.)
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Milton R. Collins is a member of the Class of 2004 of Washington and Lee University School of Law.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]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]Milton Collins