Under a new 5-year, $11.2 million award by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to the Colorado Division of Child Support Services, the Center for Policy Research (CPR), along with Child Trends and Caminar Latino – Latinos United for Peace and Equity (LUPE), will conduct the Safe Access for Victims’ Economic Security (SAVES) Center. The SAVES Center will evaluate demonstration projects funded by OCSE in 13 sites (12 states and one tribe) to enhance safety in the delivery of child support and parenting time services. The SAVES Center will also create resources and training for child support professionals nationwide to ensure that survivors of domestic violence receive child support and parenting time services that promote their safety and economic security. The project will lead to the creation of a national clearinghouse of promising practices pertaining to safety and the conduct and dissemination of research on survivors’ experiences, barriers and needs.
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