A welfare mother, a woman formerly on and an anti-poverty lawyer have been added to the Carter administration's advisory panel on changes in the welfare system.
"The move follows criticism by antipoverty groups their neither blacks nor welfare recipients were among the original 26 persons named to the panel by Health, Education and Welfare-Secretary Joseph A. Califano Jr.
An HEW spokesman said Califano agreed to appoint the three persons suggested to him by the government's legal service for poor people, the Legal Services Corp.
The three are:
Catherine Day-Jermany of Washington, manager of paralegal training and career development at the Legal Services Corp. Day-Jermany, who is black, was a recipient of Aid to Families with Dependent Children in 1963 and 1972. She is former coordinated of the National Welfare Rights Organization's legal committee and former chairman of the board of directors of the Centers for Lawan029gq04830483 - [WORD ILLEGIBLE]
A welfare mother, a woman formerly on and an antipoverty lawyer have been added to the Carter administration's advisory panel on changes in the welfare system.
The move follows criticism by antipoverty groups that neither blacks nor welfare recipients were among the original 26 persons named 029gq04830483 - TTS
Henry Freedman, a white lawyer who is director of the Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law in New York. The center receives some funding from the Legal Services Corp.
The legal services unit had suggested to Califano on Feb. 1 that welfare recipients and their lawyers be added to the advisory panel on revising the nation's jerry-built welfare system. When the panel met last Friday its composition was sharply attacked by welfare rights organization members and some HEW workers.
Califano responded that afternoon by asking the Legal Services Corp. to suggest additional members. At HEW spokesman said at the time that the request was planned anyway but that the public criticism "expedited" it.
The advisory panel meets publicly each Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the first-floor auditorium of HEW's south portal building at 200 Independence Ave. SW. The meetings are scheduled through March 18.