Save the date for the 2020 RECS

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The next RECS will be held May 27-29, 2020. Please continue to check back to our website for updates on the 2020 RECS.


Conference session videos available

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Video recordings of the live-streamed 2018 RECS conference sessions are available to view. Visit the 2018 Session Videos page.


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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 low-income and vulnerable families on the path to economic self-sufficiency. For nearly 20 years, the RECS 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. The 2020 RECS will take place May 27-29, 2020 and will provide an opportunity to hear the latest findings from evaluations of human services and employment programs and policies, discuss ways to incorporate findings into the design and implementation of programs, and identify future evaluation needs.

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