Presenting Author Name/s

Morgan Lawson

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Narketta Sparkman-Key

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Social Work

Description/Abstract

This project goes through the process of conducting an evaluation on the VIEW and TANF caseworkers for Prince William County's Department of Social Services. This process goes from developing an evaluation question to designing an evaluation protocol, and then using that protocol to do the evaluation. The evaluation was centered around the question, “How effectively are PWC's TANF caseworkers being prepared to handle their cases in a way that helps the Department of Social Services fulfill their mission of enabling their clients to live self-reliant lives?”. Based on the nature of this question, the evaluation conducted was a process evaluation, designed to evaluate the agency's processes of handling their caseloads. The evaluation gathered qualitative data from stakeholders that was then analyzed and prepared into a report.

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

3-2-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 12:30 PM

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Feb 3rd, 8:00 AM Feb 3rd, 12:30 PM

Evaluating the Process of VIEW and TANF Case Managers in Prince William County's Department of Social Services

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

This project goes through the process of conducting an evaluation on the VIEW and TANF caseworkers for Prince William County's Department of Social Services. This process goes from developing an evaluation question to designing an evaluation protocol, and then using that protocol to do the evaluation. The evaluation was centered around the question, “How effectively are PWC's TANF caseworkers being prepared to handle their cases in a way that helps the Department of Social Services fulfill their mission of enabling their clients to live self-reliant lives?”. Based on the nature of this question, the evaluation conducted was a process evaluation, designed to evaluate the agency's processes of handling their caseloads. The evaluation gathered qualitative data from stakeholders that was then analyzed and prepared into a report.