Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program
Ohio Moving Forward

October 3, 2016

Brie Lusheck
Public Policy Associate

On July 1, 2016, Ohio rolled out its new Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP). CCMEP was a part of the previous State Operating Budget, House Bill 64, and is a program that was established as a collaboration between funds from two federal programs—the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.

The aims of CCMEP are to positively change the work outcomes for one of Ohio’s most vulnerable populations: youth, 16 to 24 years old. Helping young people can transform the amount of assistance they will need throughout their life. Creating more stability and better employment outcomes can greatly contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty for these individuals and for future generations.

A few common themes have emerged within counties administering CCMEP. The transition to in‐house case management and to serving a specific population have created both opportunities and challenges that should be closely examined and monitored as the program moves forward.