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We hope you enjoyed the 2020 RECS. See you in 2022!


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The 20th Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) was held virtually on October 13–15 and October 19–22, 2020. The Virtual RECS 2020 provided an opportunity to hear the latest findings from evaluations of human services and employment programs and policies, discussed ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and identified future evaluation needs.

Since 1998, the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has convened the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) to present the latest findings from evaluations of programs, policies, and services that support families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. For over 20 years, the RECS has been a leading forum for researchers, State and local administrators, practitioners, and Federal officials and policymakers to discuss cutting-edge research on family self-sufficiency and social welfare programs and policies.

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