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Doug Howard

Senior Vice President, Human Services

Mr. Howard has more than 30 years of experience in human services in both the public and private sectors. Over the course of his career, he has served as the administrator over welfare reform and related eligibility in Iowa, Director of the Michigan Human Services agency, and in leadership roles for the American Public Human Services Association. Mr. Howard was actively involved in the federal debates on welfare reform in 1995-1996 and has testified before Congress several times. In his current role as a Senior Vice President at MAXIMUS, Mr. Howard focuses on business development for the Human Services Division.  

August 31, 2016

Celebrating 20 Years of Welfare Reform – Part 5: The Future of Welfare Reform

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The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was signed into law on August 22, 1996, marking one of the most significant social policy reforms in recent history. It dramatically transformed the entitlement system Aid to Families with Dependent Children (known as AFDC or ADC), which had emphasized cash welfare payments over employment.