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. OPRE conducts systematic reviews of the effectiveness of interventions designed to help job seekers who are low-income succeed in the labor market, research on programs and services for children and families to prevent foster care placements, the evidence for early childhood home visiting services, and sponsors the Child Care and Early Education Research Connections.

Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse

The Pathways Clearinghouse identifies interventions that aim to improve employment outcomes, reduce employment challenges, and support self-sufficiency for low-income populations, especially Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other public program recipients. The Pathways Clearinghouse systematically evaluates and summarizes the evidence of their effectiveness. 

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Childcare & Early Education Research Connections

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, launched in 2004, promotes high quality research in child care and early education to support policy making. This website includes research and data resources for researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and others.

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Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness (HomVEE)

HomVEE provides an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for early childhood home visiting models that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to kindergarten entry (that is, up through age 5). The HomVEE review assesses the quality of the research evidence. 

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Title IV- E Prevention Services Clearinghouse

The Title IV- E Prevention Services Clearinghouse was established to conduct an objective and transparent review of research on programs and services intended to provide enhanced support to children and families and prevent foster care placements.

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The following evidence reviews also address topics relevant to ACF’s programs: