Researcher(s): Deanna T. Schexnayder and Jerome A. Olson
Date: March 1997
Abstract: The Center for the Study of Human Resources (CHR) of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin conducted a multi-year evaluation (FFY 1993 through FFY 1995) of the Texas Food Stamp Employment and Training (E&T)/Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program Conformance Demonstration under a contract to the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS).
The evaluation was designed to describe and monitor policies and practices developed and implemented for the demonstration and to assess their preliminary impacts on service delivery, participation, costs and outcomes. This report presents the results from the impact component of the evaluation. DHS staff designed the demonstration, known locally as BOND (Better Opportunities for New Directions), to test the conformance compatibility between the FSE&T and JOBS programs. The report found that in general, the BOND demonstration accomplished its objectives and demonstrated that the JOBS and FSE&T programs could be run successfully as one program.