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.
FY 2018 National Infographic:
More Money for Families
FY 2018 Preliminary Data Report
Top Data Resources
Published: July 31, 2019Infographic on collections, caseloads and cost-effectiveness of the child support program based on FY 2018 preliminary data
Published: June 13, 2019Announces the release of the FY 2018 Preliminary Data Report and includes Excel data tables
Published: November 19, 2018Describes families served by the child support program using 2016 Census survey results
Published: February 12, 2019The blog provides in-depth analysis of child support data to inform child support professionals and other stakeholders about national child support trends
Published: January 13, 2017Series featuring data collected by state, tribal and federal agencies to inform policy and practice and strengthen program outcomes
Published: November 3, 2016Collection of OCSE forms and instructions for state and tribal child support agencies to report (OCSE-34, OCSE-157, etc.)
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