CSPED Final Implementation Report

Publication Date: January 29, 2019

This final report (PDF) describes the implementation of the National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED). Eight state child support agencies were competitively awarded CSPED grants in 2012 to test the efficacy of child support-led employment programs. Grantees successfully enrolled over 10,000 participants, half of whom were randomly assigned to receive CSPED services, which consisted of employment assistance, enhanced child support services, peer-supported parenting education, and case management. The other half of participants received standard agency services.

The implementation report includes key lessons learned. It discusses the challenges that grantees encountered while implementing CSPED and how they addressed those challenges. The report also presents information about the amount, type, and format of services received by participants and discusses each grantee’s implementation of CSPED.


This report is not an OCSE publication. The Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin—Madison produced this report under contract to the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, with funds from the CSPED evaluation grant awarded by OCSE to the state. This report is in the public domain. Permission to reproduce is not necessary.

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of OCSE, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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