CalWORKs 2.0 Road Tests
Implementation Insights and County Experiences

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

CalWORKs 2.0 is a CWDA led effort to move California’s most vulnerable families forward using a goal-achievement service delivery framework. To develop CalWORKs 2.0, a Strategic Initiative team worked collaboratively with counties to learn and innovate around best practices and evidence from the field. For the past six months select counties piloted tools and resources that operationalize the vision of CalWORKs 2.0. During this session team members and road test implementation staff will share their efforts to innovate around sustainable program improvement. The panel will share insights and experiences related to the quality and effectiveness of CalWORKs 2.0 tools and resources and about the road test piloting process. The team will also preview future opportunities for counties to engage with the initiative.

CalWORKs 2.0 Road Tests

  • Natasha Nicolai, Senior Research Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research
  • Noelle Simmons, Deputy Director, Economic Support & Self-Sufficiency Programs, San Francisco Human Services Agency
  • Marti Hufft, Program Manager II, Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Stephanie Navarro, Job Specialist, Fresno County Department of Social Services