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TANF OR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (OFTEN PRONOUNCED “TAN-IF”)
The government program that provides cash assistance to low-income families with children. TANF is often referred to as welfare. TANF is also commonly known by its former names, AFDC (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) or ADC (Aid to Dependent Children).

TLP OR TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM
A 12 to 18-month residential program for homeless youth that offers education, life skills, and/or vocational training.

TRIAL DISCHARGE
A 6-month period during which a young person is discharged from foster care, but is still in ACS (the Administration for Children s Services) custody and continues to receive assistance and supervision from the foster care agency.

TPR OR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
A court case filed in order to end a parent s right to care for his or her child. If the judge grants a TPR, a parent's legal right to care for their child is ended and the child can be adopted.