Evidence for Using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model in CalWORKs Mental Health Programs: Outcomes from the County of Los Angeles
June 2017

This is the second phase of a study of an evidence-based employment program for Los Angeles County CalWORKs mental health program participants. Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services records of employer-verified earnings showed that 33% of study participants worked during treatment.  Forty-seven percent of participants worked in the year following IPS enrollment, 50% worked within 14 months, and 53% worked within 16 months. These figures are supported by interviews with participants and by a system-wide outcome monitoring study.