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.
Top Data Resources
Announces the release of the FY 2019 Preliminary Data Report and includes Excel data tables
Certified child support arrears dropped $4 billion between February and October of 2020, the largest drop seen in 20 years
Describes families served by the child support program using 2016 Census survey results
Series featuring data collected by state, tribal and federal agencies to inform policy and practice and strengthen program outcomes