Researchers

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An important aspect of the child support program’s mission is to integrate research into effective child support policies.  Our office collaborates with grantees and many public and private partners to develop evidence-based research initiatives to produce the best outcomes for children and families.

We also collect and analyze data from state and tribal child support agencies.  We use the data to develop the Annual Report to Congress, highlighting program achievements and statistics about caseload, collections and expenses.

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  • Child Support: 40 Years

    Published: July 21, 2015
    Infographic on how our program has improved over the past 40 years.
  • Child Support 2014: More Money for Families

    Published: June 11, 2015
    Infographic on collections, caseload, and cost-effectiveness of the child support program based on FY2014 preliminary data
  • FY 2014 Preliminary Report

    Published: April 16, 2015
    Highlights financial and statistical achievements based on preliminary data reported by state child support agencies
  • FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress

    Published: March 11, 2015
    Highlights financial and statistical program achievements based on data reported by state and tribal support agencies
  • Child Support: More Money for Families

    Published: June 11, 2014
    Infographic on collections, caseload, and cost-effectiveness of the child support program based on FY2013 preliminary report
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