The Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) is a federal-state partnership that insures the integrity of public assistance programs through detecting and deterring improper payments.
Formed in 1998, the PARIS Board of Directors meets annually to discuss matching across state and federal databases and ways to improve the PARIS system.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) works with state public assistance agencies (SPAAs) and other federal agencies to develop information-sharing projects to verify the circumstances of public assistance clients. ACF identifies information-sharing opportunities and coordinates activities to take advantage of those opportunities
The PARIS Board of Directors fosters a federal-state partnership approach to the technical support activities for PARIS state public assistance agencies (SPAAs).