Colorado Early Intervention and Simplified Modification Project – Final Reportclick to download
Final report submitted to the Colorado Department of Human Service’s Division of Child Support Enforcement.
Findings include strategies for early intervention and recommendations for simplifying modification procedures.
Conducted in Denver and Pueblo, two large urban counties, Colorado’s Section 1115 demonstration grant aimed to improve child support payments and reduce arrears by utilizing early intervention strategies and simplified modification procedures. Unlike several previous experiments dealing with early intervention, the Colorado project tested the feasibility of having general child support workers incorporate early intervention into the normal range of activities they are expected to perform with their regular caseload rather than using specialized personnel. Colorado also tested the efficacy of using early intervention techniques on older delinquency cases, as well as those more typically targeted for early intervention, namely cases with newly established orders.
Issue(s): Child Support
Focus Area(s): Public Benefits Programs
Issues & Focus Areas
- Child Support
- Child Welfare
- Early Childhood & Education
- Economic Security & Healthcare
- Father Engagement & Healthy Relationships
- Gender-Based Violence