About

What We Do

OPRE studies ACF and the populations they serve through rigorous research and evaluation projects. These include evaluations of existing programs, evaluations of innovative approaches to helping low-income children and families, research syntheses, and descriptive and exploratory studies. 

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Leadership

Naomi Goldstein is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research, and Evaluation, ACF's Chief Evaluation Officer, and the Director of the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE). She advises the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of ACF programs. 

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Staff & Organization

Read about OPRE staff and contractors by division.

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Fact Sheet

Want to learn more about OPRE? Check out the fact sheet and find out how OPRE's mission and purpose support ACF programs.

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ACF Evaluation Policy

ACF’s evaluation policy confirms our commitment to conducting evaluations and to using evidence from evaluations to inform policy and practice.

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ACF Research and Evaluation Agenda

The ACF Research and Evaluation Agenda draws upon the learning agendas being developed with ACF program offices and highlights priority questions; key past, ongoing, and future research and evaluation efforts; and major stakeholder engagement activities for each program.

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Research and Evaluation Clearinghouses

In addition to building evidence through a broad range of rigorous empirical studies, OPRE catalogs, reviews, and disseminates evidence related to ACF programs.

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