2016 Conference

The 2016 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) took place June 1–3, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. For nearly 20 years, 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 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 2016 RECS provided another opportunity to gather in D.C. and 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.