Why are there two study groups?

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.

Why is this study being conducted?

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.