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Dan directs MDRC’s work on groups seeking to gain a foothold in the labor market, including former prisoners, disconnected youth, low-income noncustodial parents, and welfare recipients. He is currently directing two large-scale federal projects that are testing subsidized and transitional employment programs. Dan’s previous projects include the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe evaluation, the evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities program for former prisoners and evaluations of three state welfare reform initiatives in the 1990s.
Since joining MDRC in 1988, Dan has written more than 35 research reports and contributed articles to several published volumes on workforce and youth policy. He previously worked for America Works, a for-profit company that operates job placement programs for welfare recipients, and with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.