President Franklin Roosevelt began some of the earliest welfare programs in under the banner of Relief, Recovery and Reform and thus promised Americans a New Deal. The Department works with individuals to remove barriers to employment so people move from government assistance toward self-sufficiency. Child care and emergency assistance keep people in the workforce. The Ohio Means Jobs-Wayne County division helps people prepare for employment through training opportunities and work experience programs. WCDJFS staff ensures the tax money supporting such efforts is spent wisely, and protects the taxpayer by investigating the over issuance of benefits and recouping funds when appropriate.