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Knowledge Works! Resources for Child Support-Led Employment Services

If you are a child support agency interested in implementing or enhancing a noncustodial parent employment program, OCSE can help.

We believe the option to implement noncustodial parent employment services is a good strategy to increase participation in the workforce, improve compliance with court-ordered child support payments, and provide low-income Americans with a path out of poverty to financial self-sufficiency.

The Knowledge Works! initiative highlights successful programs in other jurisdictions.  We also provide documents and access to OCSE subject matter experts to support your program in these areas:

  • Assessment
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Funding
  • Development

Improving Collections through Noncustodial Parent Employment

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Preliminary data in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, shows promising results from the Families Forward Demonstration project for noncustodial parents. 
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Training: Operating a Child Support-Led Employment Program

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Check back soon for information about our next training!

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  • Existing Program Models

    Get overviews of the three approaches to identify, recruit, and enroll program participants.

  • Planning Tools, Policy Resources, and Funding Guidance

    Download and use a Guide and Checklist for Employment Services Implementation and Program Planning. Access recent guidance identifying allowable federal funding sources and strategies, and read overviews of federal funding approaches.

  • What Works

    Find resources that show "What Works," including evaluation reports, program summaries, and highlights of lessons learned during implementation. The Evaluation Continuum provides guidance on how to measure results and review evidence to determine program improvement.

  • Sample Documents, Forms, and Templates

    Don’t recreate the wheel!  These sample documents from other states can help you with design, partnership development, and program operation.

  • Request Help With Establishing a Noncustodial Parent Employment Program

    We can help child support professionals develop and operate a child support-led employment program or connect you to experts in other jurisdictions. Send a request to our OCSE Subject Matter Experts.




Last Reviewed: August 26, 2020

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