Sanctioning Program

When individuals or families receiving public assistance fail to comply with the requirements for receiving benefits, they begin to receive sanctions from the State, or a reduction of benefits. These clients may be referred to our sanctioning program. We reach out to these individuals and work with them to determine the causes of failure to comply and assist them in getting back on track.

Services and responsibilities of the sanctioning program include:

  • Assess client’s needs by performing outreach via telephone contact, home visit and correspondence.
  • Interview client to gather information of what prevented them to lose their benefits such as TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), GA (General Assistance) or any other assistance provided by the Board of Social Services.
  • Review clients needs and give them support, involve clients with programs and activities that may improve their quality of life.
  • Assess client’s ability to make contacts with their Work First Case Management and/or other agencies to reconnect with program and reinitiate their benefits.
  • Compile relevant information of their living conditions, changes in household, employment, etc.
  • Complete all paperwork and reports as required by supervisor and funding source.
  • Participate in monthly assigned meetings and trainings as related to program and agency.
  • Review clients needs and give them support, involve clients with programs and activities that may improve their quality of life.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client information and services provided at all times, in accordance with program and Catholic Charities policy.