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Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation (FaMLE) and Cross-Site Project, 2013-2015

Project Overview

The purpose of the Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation and Cross-Site Project is to support high quality data collection, strengthen local evaluations, and conduct cross-site analysis for Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage grantees. The project will answer three main research questions: (1) What strategies did grantees use to design well-conceived programs? (2) What strategies did grantees use to successfully implement well-conceived programs? (3) What were the reported outcomes for participants in the programs? In the process of answering these questions, the project will support ACF and Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage grantees by compiling evaluation resources, reviewing implementation plans, and reviewing local evaluation plans. In addition, it will support the grantees in their research endeavors by promoting rigorous research design and high-quality data collection, and assisting in dissemination of results. Taken together, these activities will further ACF’s understanding the design, implementation, and outcomes of Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage programs. The project is being conducted by Mathematica Policy Research.

The point of contact is Seth Chamberlain.

  • Fatherhood: Ongoing Research and Program Evaluation Efforts

    Published: June 17, 2015

    Many programs within the Administration for Children and Families work with fathers to promote economic self-sufficiency and social well-being for them and their families. As a part of that work, we also implement rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to improve our understanding of how best to serve those fathers. This brief describes research and evaluation projects related to the Responsible Fatherhood grant program and noncustodial parents, and other research related...

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