The Role of State Faith Community Liaisons in Charitable Choice Implementation

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Dec 18, 2008
Pamela Winston, Ann E. Person, and Elizabeth Clary
This final report discusses the faith community liaisons’ work in eight case-study sites—Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia—where evidence indicated effectiveness in Charitable Choice implementation along a range of dimensions. In particular, the study explored resources and contexts, key practices related to outreach to the community, organizational capacity building, and education of faith-based organizations and public agencies about Charitable Choice opportunities and legal requirements. It also highlighted initiatives to address pressing social issues. All faith community liaisons facilitated partnership capacity building, though the emphasis on education about Charitable Choice was more varied across sites.