PEER TA Network Home Page

  • Re-Entry for Low-Income Women

    This is a picture of a mother hugging her son.

    Re-Entry for Low-Income Women

    Webinar Materials Available

    The OFA PeerTA Network held a webinar, "Providing Effective Employment and Supportive Services to Low-Income Women with Criminal Records," to share ways to overcome employment barriers and to successfully re-enter into society.
  • Office of Family Assistance

    This is a picture of a father and son hugging.

    Office of Family Assistance

    An Overview

    The Office of Family Assistance (OFA), within the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, oversees the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program authorized by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996....
  • OFA PEERTA Peer Connections

    This is a picture of a man helping a younger man in a workplace.

    OFA PEERTA Peer Connections

    Q/A Forum and More

    OFA PeerTA’s Peer Connections page includes a Question and Answer Forum, Innovative Programs across the country, Field Connections and Contact Information related to TANF programs and programs serving low-income families. 
  • Request TA

    This is a picture of a smiling woman in a factory holding a pen and paper.

    Request TA

    TANF Technical Assistance

    The OFA PeerTA Network provides a variety of Technical Assistance services to States, counties, localities, and Tribal organizations operating TANF programs. The PeerTA approach emphasizes peer-to-peer learning and allows users to exchange information and network.  

Latest Information From the Network

June 1, 2015
This report from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) examines the implementation of OCTAE's correctional education reentry model at three demonstration sites: Barton Community College in Kansas, Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 in Pennsylvania, and Western Technical College in Wisconsin. It also identifies lessons for linking facility-based and community-based reentry education programs. The study showed that focusing on transitions in and out of correctional facilities and providing career pathways programs may significantly enable incarcerated individuals to...
July 22, 2015
The Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Family Assistance through the OFA Peer Technical Assistance (PeerTA) Network held a webinar on “Providing Effective Employment and Supportive Services to Low-Income Women with Criminal Records,” on July 22, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. This free webinar explored strategies utilized to overcome barriers to employment and to successful re-entry into mainstream society. The conversation was about understanding the effect incarceration has on the individual, her children, and the family, and centered on innovative uses of case management...

Recently Asked Questions

July 28, 2015

A representative from the National League of Cities is searching for youth employment programs that are currently providing intensive financial literacy training for participating youth and helping them access banking products like savings or checking accounts.

June 15, 2015
A representative from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources would like to gather information from States regarding legislation for drug testing of TANF individuals. It would be helpful to contact States with this legislation to gather statistical information about the outcome of the legislation. How many TANF individuals have been tested in your State and how many of those were positive? Contact information would be helpful.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

September 16, 2015
Webinar / Webcast | 12:30PM EDT
September 8, 2015
Webinar / Webcast | 3:00PM EDT