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.

Millennials in the Child Support Program

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2019 Infographic: More Money for Families

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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

Collection of OCSE data-related forms and instructions for state and tribal child support agencies to report (OCSE-34, OCSE-157, etc.)

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