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Faith-Based Social Services Archive

Faith-Based vs. Secular: Using Administrative Data to Compare the Performance of Faith-Affiliated and Other Social Service Providers

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An analysis of data collected on Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes and home health agencies and what was learned about the relative performance of faith-based organizations and other service providers.
Mark Ragan with Craig Abbey, 2004

Funding Faith-Based Services in a Time of Fiscal Pressures

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This report describes how underlying, long-term fiscal trends are affecting the availability of public funding for services delivered primarily by congregations and congregation-based social service organizations, and how it has changed since the first Charitable Choice Initiatives.
Courtney Burke, James Fossett, and Thomas Gais, October 2004

Marriage Promotion: Will it Work?

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A look at the Healthy Marriage Initiative and current efforts to promote marriage, strengthen two-parent families, and reduce divorce around the country.
Claire Hughes, 2004

Exploring the Funding Relationships Between Community Foundations and Faith-Based Social Service Providers: A National Survey Assessing the Policies and Giving Patterns of Community Foundations

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A study by the Roundtable examining community foundations throughout the nation that funded faith-based social service programs within the past year.
Jason D. Scott and Christopher D. Kidder, 2004

Holistic Faith-Based Development: Toward a Conceptual Framework

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A look at the active role that many faith-based organizations can and are taking in their communities.
John M. Wallace, Valerie Myers, and Jim Holley for the Roundtable, 2004

Scanning the Policy Environment for Faith-Based Social Services in the United States: Results of a 50-State Study

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To gauge Charitable Choice activity outside of Washington, DC, the Roundtable assembled a national team of researchers to examine the nature and extent of the faith-based initiatives taking place in all 50 states.
Mark Ragan, Lisa M. Montiel, and David J. Wright, 2003

Private Sector Contributions to Faith-Based Social Service: The Policies and Giving Patterns of Private Foundations

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An examination of how private and community foundations support the social services provided by faith-based organizations as well as an exploration of the policies that guide these funding decisions.
Jason D. Scott, 2003

Use of Public Funds for the Delivery of Faith-Based Human Services, 2nd Edition

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A review of the research literature focusing on the public funding of faith-based organizations in the delivery of social services.
Lisa Montiel, 2003

Scope and Scale of Faith-Based Social Services: A Review of Literature, 2nd Edition

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A review of the research literature focusing on the activities of faith-based organizations in the delivery of social services
Jason D. Scott, 2003

Is "Charitable Choice" Compatible With the First Amendment? Is it a Good Idea? Does it Work?

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Unnoticed in the debate about issues raised by the 1996 welfare reform legislation was a provision that has since taken on a life of its own — "Charitable Choice." The provision — designed to "level the playing field" for religious organizations seeking to compete for federal social service program dollars — became the foundation for what is now known as the Faith-Based Initiative.
Richard P. Nathan and David J. Wright, September 2003

Legal Analysis

The State of the Law: Annual Reports on Legal Developments Affecting Government Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations

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Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle

New Federal Policies on Grants for Building Aid for Houses of Worship

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A legal analysis looking at the new federal policies on grants for building aid for houses of worship.
Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle, 2003

Developments in the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Comments on Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and Guidance Document

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A look at government partnerships with faith-based organizations in 2004.
Ira C. Lupu and Robert Tuttle, 2004

A Preview of the Pending Supreme Court Decision in Locke v. Davey

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A look at the impact on President Bush's Faith-Based Initiative in the arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle, 2003

Legal Analysis of Final Rules and Notices of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning the Faith-Based Initiative


A legal analysis of the final rules issued on the President's Faith-Based and Community Initiative, which covered social service programs in six federal departments.
Ira C. Lupu and Robert W. Tuttle, 2003