Building Assets for Fathers and Families Initiative in Tennessee (BAFF) aimed to improve the economic stability of low‐income families in the child support system by engaging noncustodial parents (NCPs) in financial education, savings activity, and asset‐building activities. Conducted in Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis), during November 2011 to December 2013, the key project partners were the Tennessee Department of Human Read More
This brief, written for the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, offers a set of recommendations about how to build knowledge on effective programs and policies to improve the economic condition of disadvantaged fathers. After an introductory section, the brief begins with a short summary of findings from key past evaluations of employment-oriented programs for fathers or, in Read More
This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to establishing a workforce program for unemployed or underemployed, low-income noncustodial parents (NCPs) in the child support system. It is intended for use by child support agencies interested in developing workforce programs for NCPs who have employment problems and are consequently unable to pay their child support obligations.
The State of Tennessee Department of Human Services, Child Support Division (CSD) was awarded a strategic planning grant (#90FD0177) from the U.S. Department of Human Services, Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in September 2011. The project, titled “Integrating Workforce Strategies with Child Support Services,” was a strategic planning effort designed to engage multiple agencies in a collaborative process Read More
In October 2009, the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) was awarded a grant from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to develop, implement, and evaluate a program providing employment, parenting time, and case management services to low‐income, unwed parents in the child support program in three Tennessee judicial districts: the 11th (Chattanooga), 20th (Nashville), and 26th Read More
The “Family Centered Services for Unwed Parents in the IV‐D Caseload” grant (90FD0141) was awarded to the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) on September 30, 2009. The goal of the project, which was known locally as the Parent Support Program of Hampden County (PSP), was to develop, implement, and evaluate a program Read More
More and more, the child support program is realizing that one of the best ways to improve payment among low income noncustodial parents is to link them with job programs. But getting some parents to participate and succeed can be challenging. Parents to Work is an employment program for unemployed and underemployed child support obligors in Arapahoe County, CO, begun in March Read More
Parents to Work, a program to secure jobs for unemployed and underemployed noncustodial parents (NCPs) with open child support cases involved the Arapahoe Division of Child Support Enforcement (CSE), Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center (A/D Works), and the Arapahoe District Court/18th Judicial District. Conducted from August 2008 to March 2010, Parents to Work involved: specialized, co-located child Read More