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Sanctions Intervention

Purpose; Sanctions Intervention

Program Overview

Sanctions Intervention evaluates needs, identifies barriers, and helps sanctioned public assistance recipients come into compliance with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) requirements so they can maintain their benefits.

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Clients Served Last Year:

775

Program Contact:

Pam DiLorenzo
Supervisor

Funding Generously Provided by:

The Suffolk County Department of Social Services and private donations.

Contact Information:

Department of Social Services
2 South Second Street
Deer Park, NY 11729
(631) 854-6739
Pam.Dilorenzo@suffolkcountyny.gov

Pam DiLorenzo, Supervisor of Sanctions Intervention
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Program Description

The Problem:

Some families have an inability to meet regulatory requirements and to maintain compliance with the TANF program. In such cases the recipients are sanctioned, which results in a loss of financial benefits. These individuals may also be at risk of losing additional services such as housing, transportation, and childcare subsidies.

Our Solution:

Decrease the number of TANF clients in sanction status by identifying barriers that may hinder compliance and by educating individuals on TANF program requirements.

How We Do it:

Through a collaborative effort with the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, Sanctions Intervention Case Managers conduct in-person interviews with clients to create an individual needs assessment. They address employment, drug/alcohol, child support, and medical documentation sanctions. With a strong emphasis on the development and maintenance of family self-sufficiency, they educate clients on the roles and responsibilities within the TANF program and refer them to community resources that may help them achieve compliance.

How You Can Help:

Sanctions Intervention seeks a bookcase, children’s books, crayons, and coloring books to occupy children during their parents’ appointments. To support Sanctions Intervention with a gift, click here or call (516) 539-0150 x117.

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The Outcomes of Sanctions Intervention

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75%

Sanctions Intervention, on average each year, successfully engages more than 75% of referred individuals into achieving full compliance and restoring their benefits.

What People Say About Sanctions Intervention

Without this program I would still be spinning around in circles.

Laura
Sanctions Intervention Client

I feel this was helpful because I really didn’t know what was going on with my case. I now know what things are and what I have to do to remain in compliance.

Ron
Sanctions Intervention Client

I was happy to deal with people who cared and really wanted to help me. It was greatly appreciated.

Marina
Sanctions Intervention Client

Working in the Sanctions Intervention program is extremely rewarding. We provide our clients with a strong foundation and a wonderful vision of what EAC Network has to offer and how we can assist them to meet their needs. The Sanctions Intervention program opens your eyes to how various barriers affect people in different environments. With our knowledge and encouragement our clients walk away with a vast knowledge of beneficial resources to help make a difference in their lives. Knowing the positive impact we make in the families we serve is gratifying.

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Sanctions Intervention Staff
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