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    Unmarried grandparents raising a grandchild

    Find the data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.

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    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.

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    The number of hits to our website in the past year

    We continue to make enhancements. See the improved Policy page.

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    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.  

  • Text: $31.6 Billion

    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.    

  • 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men

    have experienced stalking by an intimate partner that made them fearful for their lives or the wellbeing of someone close to them.

    The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act supports programs that provide safety planning alongside shelter and legal advocacy for victims of intimate partner violence to promote their health and wellbeing.

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    Operate comprehensive tribal child support programs

    Seven more tribes receive funds to put a program in place.

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    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.

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    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.

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