Child Support

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Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents

Parents deserve a second chance to get a job and support their kids once they leave prison.

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Using Behavioral Economics to Help Incarcerated Parents Apply for Child Support Order Modifications

The intervention produced a highly statistically significant impact at relatively low cost.

Mark Greenberg

Breaking Down Silos: State and Local Efforts Now Have Toolkit to Improve Responsible Data Sharing

The ACF Confidentiality Toolkit will help state and local efforts understand how and when it is possible to share information about a family or individual, in ways consistent with confidentiality laws and requirements.

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Tribal Programs Gaining in Number and Strength

Native American tribes operating “comprehensive” child support programs increased from nine to 56 in only 14 years.

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HUD AND OCSE Partner to Reconnect Families and Dads

Agencies developed a new partnership to bring employment, health and legal resources to fathers who stay involved in children's lives. 

Vicki Turetsky

Turetsky Honored for Public Service at 2014 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement

Honor is presented to an attorney who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism and integrity within the executive branch of federal government.

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Behavioral Economics and Social Policy: Designing Innovative Solutions for ACF Programs

Project aims to learn how tools from behavioral economics can improve the well-being of individuals and families served by ACF programs.

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History Demonstrates Child Support Lifts Children Out of Poverty

Today, Child Support programs serve 1 in 4 children and 1 in 2 poor children in the United States, three territories, and many Native American tribes.

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Reaching Diverse Customers Through Visual Communications

Infographics' poster-like illustrations grab our attention and help us visualize data.

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Child Support Program Engages Veteran and Military Families

About 6 percent of the national child support caseload involves a veteran or a active military member.

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