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:
Help improve employment outcomes for nonresident parents
Share your responses to key questions by March 6Learn how to submit your ideas
Training: Operating a Child Support-Led Employment Program
"Reinvesting Child Support Incentive Payments and Section 1115 Waivers for Employment Services for Noncustodial Parents" March 2, 2020Learn more and register for training
Get overviews of the three approaches to identify, recruit, and enroll program participants.
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.
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.
Don’t recreate the wheel! These sample documents from other states can help you with design, partnership development, and program operation.
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.