Human Services Program

The Human Services Program provides statistical information and research on the provision of human services in Maryland, with application to the nation as a whole. The information is used to support policy makers in decisions concerning the most disadvantaged groups in society with the goal of promoting independence and providing opportunities to succeed. The focus is on programs that support the ability to work, including job development, child care, food assistance, and cash assistance. In partnership with federal and state agencies and other academic institutions, research priorities are the development of high quality data sources through evaluations of data accuracy and the integration of data bases, evaluation of programs and the measurement of performance.

JFI provide various data linkage, data analysis, and other technical services to the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Family Investment Administration (DHR). JFI has prepared and submitted to DHR quarterly data reports for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Performance Measures, has been conducting analysis of interaction among TCA, SNAP, Unemployment Insurance Benefits, has conduct a series analytical reports on Employment Opportunities for TCA Recipients in high growth industries in Maryland and Employment, is evaluating selected TCA-funded substance abuse treatment outcomes, is evaluating selected outcome impacts of the pending Maryland’s statewide time limit waiver for Able Bodied Adult without Dependents (ABAWD) recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and various Ad Hoc Reporting, legislative reporting and consulting services for DHR. Learn more about JFI’s partnership with Maryland’s DHR.

JFI also provides technical, statistical, and editorial assistance in the preparation of the final semi-annual reports to Baltimore City Department of Social Services.

Questions regarding The Jacob France Institute Human Services Program please contact Stacey Lee (410) 837-4687.


Presentations

Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Conference in Arlington, Va
November 5-6
Jane Staveley
University of Baltimore
Differences in Estimates of Public Assistance Recipiency Between Surveys and Administrative Records


Recent Publications and Reports

For more information on the Human Services program contact Stacey Lee (410) 837-4687.