This report presents information on policies and programs that support the engagement of fathers with their children in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. We are particularly interested in low-income, nonresident fathers, and, where feasible, we present data that address their circumstances and the challenges they face. The report covers ten areas of Read More
The Colorado Rural Collaborative for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RC) was established in 2008 to collectively address the unique needs of rural runaway and homeless youth and the challenges geography poses for them to receive support and services. The RC is made up of seven partner agencies supported by blending and braiding resources to serve Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) program funds intimate partner violence (IPV) primary prevention initiatives led by state domestic violence coalitions. From March 2018 to February 2023, the program funded projects as a part of DELTA impact. To be supported by DELTA impact, state coalitions had to Read More
This report was published in 2001 and covers a wide variety of topics relating to child support, including evaluating the efficacy of various interview formats to illicit information about non-custodial parents (NCPs) and screening custodial parents (CPs) for barriers to cooperation, as well as collecting client and worker feedback about these processes and information on Read More
Background: This 1997 report gathers preliminary data for the Colorado Model Office Project (Grant No. 90-FF-0027, funded by the Office of Child Support Enforcement) about client experiences with good cause via interviews and a review of applications. The goal of the Model Office Project was to demonstrate the effectiveness of various innovations in child support case Read More
The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), is funding a multiphase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system. This program is called Youth At-Risk of Read More
What child support agencies share in common with child welfare agencies is children. Not simply children in
the abstract, but often the very same children from the very same families — very often, poor families.
When child support and child welfare operate entirely independently, the end result can be poorer outcomes
for families. Vital information known to one agency may be missing at another. Absent parents who might
be a resource for a child may not be located. Parents with children in foster care may receive child support in
error and face the prospect of making repayments. Or, child support may never be established even though it
would help the family to reunify and be self-sufficient.
The Generational Opportunities to Achieve Long-Term Success (GOALS) program provides comprehensive, residentially-based services to Arapahoe County families experiencing homelessness. Using a 2Gen framework, GOALS was initiated and developed collaboratively by Arapahoe County Human Services and Family Tree and is implemented through a partnership with Family Tree. The mission of GOALS is to effectively help families Read More
The Colorado Rural Collaborative for Homeless Youth was established in 2008 to collectively address the unique needs of rural runaway and homeless youth and the challenges geography poses for them to receive support and services. Namely, this means connecting Colorado’s network of Runaway/Homeless Youth and Child Welfare providers in order to serve youth in rural Read More
A Coach-Like Case Management Program for Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care: Preventing homelessness among young people who have been involved in the child welfare system remains an urgent issue for child welfare policymakers and practitioners. Housing stability is essential for achieving self-sufficiency and promotes health and well-being, particularly during the transition to adulthood. Read More