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Scott Lekan, Commissioner, OCSE

Improving Child Support Collections through Noncustodial Parent Employment

Paying child support is difficult, if not impossible, without a job.

Teens Showing Their Awareness

Strengthen Family Relationships to Prevent Teen Dating Violence

Healthy parent-child relationships and communities help prevent future dating violence. Post highlights comprehensive responses to youth-serving organizations.

Three teenage girls hugging and smiling

November is National Adoption Month

This year's National Adoption Month theme is "In Their Own Words: Lifting Up Youth Voices."

Bakers kneading dough

Dignity of Work Remains Central to Escaping Poverty

This summer, the Council of Economic Advisors highlighted the power of work as it relates to America’s social safety net. The council’s July 2018 report marks an important moment in our thinking about welfare programs -- similar to when the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program started in 1996.

ACF leadership with Strong Families Commission Incorporated leadership and staff.

Putting Fathers and Families at the Center of ACF Programs

ACF is increasing its commitment to putting fathers and families at the center of our work by promoting engagement across all of our programs and doing more to support fathers in becoming more involved in their children's lives.

FVPSA Leveraging Federal Partnerships to improve support services

Partner with FVPSA to Help Domestic Violence Survivors

FVPSA partnerships meet domestic violence victims’ needs.

One Thing Campaign image with yellow backgroud and girl striding towards change.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! What’s Your #1Thing?

Prevalence statistics about domestic and dating violence and link to fact sheet of ideas for promoting DVAM.

Colleagues sharing information and data in a business meeting

Delivering on the Promise of Data Exchange and Interoperability

Interoperability, data integration, and data-informed decision-making are essential elements in the delivery of effective human service programs.

Acting Assistant Secretary Steven Wagner on panel with other ACF political leadership at the 2018 APHSA summit

Advancing ACF Priorities with National, State, County and Local Partners

ACF political leadership highlight priorities for engaging families at the 2018 National Health and Human Services Summit.

NYC P3 provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their children

New Child Care Solutions to Support Working Families

New York City Performance Partnership Pilot provides education/occupational training for young parents with child care for their children.

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