About the Conference

The RECS provides a valuable opportunity to hear the latest findings from evaluations of social welfare programs and policies, discuss ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and develop strategies for future evaluations. The conference focuses on programs, policies and services that support families on the path to economic self-sufficiency and well-being.

The 2020 conference featured presentations on the following topics:

  • TANF Programs, Policies, and Populations
  • Employment and Mobility in the Labor Market
  • Youth Well-Being and the Transition to Adulthood
  • Strengthening Families, Fatherhood, Marriages, and Relationships
  • Evaluating Social Programs, Building Evidence, and Using Data
  • Approaches to Alleviate Poverty and Expand Opportunity

Who Should Attend

The conference is intended for a broad audience, including State and local government administrators, Federal officials and policymakers, and researchers. While the RECS is focused on research and evaluation, conference sessions have policy and practice applications.