State and local child support agencies implement policies to establish fatherhood, set realistic orders, collect payments, and reduce child support debt. State and local child support programs also develop innovative strategies to improve the well-being of children.
Each state and tribe manages cases and operates its child support program based on individual state, tribal and federal regulations. They offer services to all who need them, regardless of income, residency, nationality, or gender.
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Highlighted below are innovative practices and pilot projects designed to help child support become a reliable source of income for families, increase parent engagement, or improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
This final report includes summaries from all BICS sites and overarching lessons from the project
States with work-oriented programs for noncustodial parents with active child support agency involvement
Summarizes outcomes from the Section 1115 waiver demonstration project simulating expanded earned income tax credit for individuals without dependent children
Lists states that have policies to compromise child support debt owed to the state
Characteristics of parents enrolled in the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternative to Contempt Demonstration