MFIP Family Connections was a collaborative program designed to connect Minnesota Family Investment Program recipients with community supports and services. The multi-year evaluation used an experimental design that compared outcomes for families who were served by the program with a similar group of families who did not receive program services. Reports include a brief that discusses ways that linking services provided by economic support and child welfare programs can benefit children and families and lists considerations for those implementing a coordinated system of support.
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