- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia will participate in a national policy academy aimed at improving a program that assists needy families.

Department of Health and Human Resources commissioner Nancy Exline says West Virginia is one of seven sites selected to participate in the Family Stability National Policy Academy.

The other participants are Connecticut, Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina, Ramsey County in Minnesota, Utah and Washington. Each participant will develop and implement improvements to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

West Virginia Works provides training assistance, job search support and other employment-related services through the program.

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