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Family Welfare Research and Training Group
Turning Data Into Information

Turning Data Into Information

Serving the State of Maryland for Over 20 Years

The Family Welfare Research and Training Group is involved in two major types of activities: research and training. The Research Team's primarily activity is leveraging administrative data to provide empirically-based, policy-relevant information for decision-makers in the welfare and child support fields. In addition to a number of smaller child support and welfare projects, the Group produces two report series which provide a barometer of welfare reform in Maryland: Life After Welfare, a longitudinal, nationally-acclaimed study of welfare leavers; and Life on Welfare, a series of studies focusing on the circumstances of special populations in the current welfare caseload. 

Our Policy and Skills Training Team (PSTT) provides professional classroom training on a variety of pertinent topics for both state and local staff involved with welfare reform. 

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