Securing the Safety Net

Below are the policy and briefing materials developed for the Securing the Safety Net panel at the January 12, 2011 Working Families Policy Summit, as well as additional budget analyses developed by WCLP.

For an in-depth orientation on CalWORKs, also go to the CCRWF publication: CalWORKs: A Primer for Service Providers and Policymakers.


Prepared by Mike Herald & Jessica Bartholow, Legislative Advocates, Western Center on Law and Poverty

Recommendations on CalWORKs

CalWORKs Legislative History

WCLP Analysis of 2011-2012 State Budget

WCLP Highlights of Proposed Human Services Budget Cuts

WCLP Analysis of Governor’s CalWORKs Proposals (January 24, 2011)

CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps)

Prepared by George Manalo-LeClair, Director of Legislation, California Food Policy Advocates

Recommendations on CalFresh

CalFresh Legislative History

CalFresh Fact Sheet

Immigrant Services

Prepared by Sonal Ambegaokar, California Immigrant Policy Center

Recommendations on Immigrant Integration


Prepared by Zack Olmstead, Homeless Policy Director, Housing California

Recommendations on Affordable Homes and Homelessness

Legislative History: Housing and Homelessness

Fact Sheet: Finding an Affordable Place to Live in California

AND…just released from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO):

Approaches to the 2011-2012 CalWORKs Budget