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National Reentry Week: Child Support Has a Role in Parents’ Successful Reentry

Because 2.7 million minor children have incarcerated parents, child support must be a reentry helper, not a hindrance.

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National Reentry Week: Research on Supporting Reentering Individuals and Their Families

Working to improve our understanding of ways to better support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families through ACF programs.

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How the President’s FY 2017 Budget Strengthens Child Support

A Child Support Technology Fund is being proposed this year to promote the replacement of aging child support systems.

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Social Media at ACF Growing

Get real-time updates about programs promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

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Kung Fu Panda Star Po Reminds Us of the Critical Role of Dads

ACF's National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse teams up with the Ad Council to remind all fathers that their involvement is essential to their children’s well-being.

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Helping Fathers and Families that are Parenting in a Violent World

The Office of Family Assistance hosted a series of town halls to gather information on the impact of violence on raising children.

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Serving and Engaging Fathers in Home Visiting Programs

What strategies do home visiting programs use to engage fathers, what challenges do they face, and what are the potential benefits of participating?

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Marriage and Fatherhood Grants Released

ACF funds programs that will provide comprehensive services to participants, including attention to the importance of employment and economic stability.

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Federal Rules Proposed to Increase Consistent Child Support Payments

Using evidence to improve child support program effectiveness.

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