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 2016 Annual Report to Congress
The report highlights financial and statistical program achievements based on data reported by state and tribal child support agencies.Download the Report
Top Data Resources
- Published: December 7, 2017The infographic provides a high-level overview of 2016 successes in three child support areas: collections, caseload and cost-effectiveness
- Published: January 12, 2017Highlights financial and statistical program achievements based on data reported by state and tribal child support agencies
- Published: December 1, 2017The 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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