Population: Populations with Barriers to Employment

People with Substance Use Disorders

MDRC evaluates specialized employment programs for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) who may also receive public assistance.

The Latest

This brief provides background information about three substance use disorder treatment sites—in Illinois, Ohio, and Oklahoma—that are implementing the Individual Placement and Support model to provide employment services to participants. MDRC is leading an evaluation of the programs as part of the Building Evidence on Employment Strategies (BEES) project.


Millions of Americans have had their driver’s licenses suspended at some point because they have not paid legal fines and fees. This brief examines the causes, consequences, and scope of this practice, and highlights a program based in Florida that works to address the challenges of people affected by it.