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Re-Reforming Welfare

What Attorneys Can Do

By Gary Delgado & Maya Wiley

Preliminary findings of a survey on the effects of welfare reform indicate that access to benefits has become more difficult, the lack of administrative standards has enabled states to treat people unfairly and inconsistently, and welfare reform has compounded race and gender inequality. Legal services advocates can help make known these real effects of welfare reform. They can also apply civil rights laws to protect welfare recipients.

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