In general, program group members will receive employment services, education support, and benefits counseling. However, youth in the program group will work with their assigned Career Service Coordinator (CSC) to develop plans for the specific services that they will receive.
There are two study groups because we want to learn whether PROMISE services are more effective than usual services at improving outcomes such as educational progress and employment. By randomly assigning eligible youth to a program group and a usual services group, we can track and compare outcomes for these two groups to assess the effectiveness of PROMISE services.
Yes, you may quit the study at any time by sending a letter to the PROMISE program director for your state. If you do quit the study, you will no longer be eligible for PROMISE services. However, you will be able to access other services as you normally would.
The CaPROMISE is administering the study. PROMISE is supported by the U.S. Department of Education and the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration has hired Mathematica Policy Research, a private contract research firm that has conducted many major studies of government programs, to conduct the national study of the PROMISE demonstration programs.
The goals of the Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income PROMISE demonstration programs are to improve the provision and coordination of services and supports for youth Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and their families. Ultimately, the programs aim to improve educational attainment, employment, and other outcomes for SSI youth and their families. The national evaluation will assess how the programs are implemented and whether these goals are achieved.