The total child support collections (including non-IV-D collections) in FY 2012
This amount represents a 1.4% increase in one year. See the OCSE FY 2012 Preliminary Report for details.
Operate comprehensive tribal child support programs
Seven more tribes receive funds to put a program in place.
Of custodial families with incomes at or below federal poverty level received child support services in 2009
Learn about characteristics of custodial families from an Urban Institute report, available on the OCSE website.
The record number of persons ages 5 and older who speak Spanish at home, according to the Pew Research Center
See the news story about the Pew analysis based on the 2011 American Community Survey.
The cost of raising a child from birth to age 18
You can estimate the annual cost of raising a child using an educational tool based on a U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
Children served by the child support program
In addition, the child support program serves half of all poor children and their families. See the Reentry Council Snapshots on child support and other reentry topics, on the Justice Center website.
Children under age 18 with a parent in prison
This represents an increase of almost 80 percent between 1991 and 2007, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Learn about activities to help children of incarcerated parents in a fact sheet from a federal interagency partnership.
First signs show for half of all mental health disorders
In addition, three quarters of mental health disorders begin before age 24. See myths and facts about mental health on the new HHS website mentalhealth.gov.
The number of people located through the Federal Parent Locator Service in 2010
See the FPLS web page to learn more.
Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013
Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013
Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013
Of active duty members are parents
And 43% of Reserve and National Guard members are parents. See the OCSE trainer guide Working with the Military on Child Support Matters.
For 24 million children who live without their biological father in the home
That's 1 out of 3 children. See the National Fatherhood Initiative blog to learn more about the Census Bureau’s findings.
Unmarried grandparents raising a grandchild
Find the data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.
About half the states have more than 10,000 veterans in their child support caseload
Learn more from the OCSE fact sheet Veterans in the Child Support Caseload.
The number of hits to our website in the past year
We continue to make enhancements. See the improved Policy page.
Of total child support collections in FY 2012 were from income withholding
Income withholding increased by 3 percent, to $22.9 billion. See the OCSE FY 2012 Preliminary Report for details.