This report is part of an ongoing evaluation of the Stand Up Colorado social change initiative. Stand Up Colorado is a campaign aimed at preventing relationship violence (RV). The overall evaluation of the campaign will include both process and outcome components. This report focuses on the baseline survey that was conducted as part of the Read More
The purpose of an outcome evaluation is fairly straightforward. Conducting a rigorous outcome evaluation is not easy. Understanding the need for it is: Your funders, colleagues, and staff want to know if your program produced the intended results. It can be less obvious what a process evaluation will tell you or why it will be useful, but Read More
Oregon’s Interactive Parenting Plan (IPP) is the first comprehensive, interactive tool created to generate customized parenting plans. It is the result of a joint effort of many stakeholders, including representatives of the court, the child support program, the private bar, mediators, community organizations serving families with safety issues, and experts in the field of child Read More
In 2013, the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services (CSS) underwent a name change from Child Support Enforcement to Child Support Services. Along with this shift in name, a shift in perspective and priorities took place. Child Support Services began a transformation in agency culture towards a family-centered approach. As part Read More
In 2012, the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement made “Parenting Time Opportunities for Children” (PTOC) grant awards to five states. The grants were intended to: …improve the financial and emotional support of children in the child support system by increasing safe opportunities for them to build relationships with both parents. The parenting time grants Read More
Many responsible fatherhood programs provide employment and job training to noncustodial parents. Evaluations of effectiveness in achieving employment, income and financial stability for participants are needed. This brief explores some of the ways in which these items have been measured in past research and some of the issues to consider when selecting measures.
For programs that provide financial education, employment, or child support services, measuring financial support and documenting changes in economic stability and financial support over time are critical elements of program evaluation. This brief considers ways to measure the provision of formal and informal child support and the challenges associated with the reliable collection and analysis of information on financial support.
The child support and child welfare project was undertaken to improve collaboration between sister agencies in multiple jurisdictions. The Center for Policy Research of Denver, Colo., with grant funding from the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, conducted two meetings in Washington, D.C., in 2006 and 2007 to bring together top-level managers and other key representatives of child welfare and child support Read More
Jefferson County, Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Justice Services was awarded funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, through the Second Chance Act to develop and test a comprehensive new approach to providing re‐entry services to offenders released to Jefferson County, Colorado. The project, named Getting It Right was a strategic planning effort to develop, implement and evaluate a Read More
There are several reasons that programs serving fathers should be concerned with intimate partner violence (IPV). The widespread nature of the problem makes it a logical topic for fatherhood programs to cover when dealing with parental conflict. Evidence suggests that men who have engaged in IPV may have significant parenting difficulties that need to be addressed and fatherhood programs offer a forum Read More