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Ensuring Secure Futures for Millions of Americans

Celebrating some of the accomplishments of ACF programs for our 25th anniversary year.

Father and Son Playing Outdoor Park in Summe

A Renewed Focus on Fathers

ACF offices work inside and outside the agency to support fathers

Chris Maestas and his daughters

Federal Grant Critical to Rural Colorado Parents

Program helps noncustodial parents find jobs so they can take care of their families.

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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.

A child and mother holding a father's hand.

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.

Dollar puzzle pieces being assembled by a hand

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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