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Navigating the Child Support System: Lessons from the Fathers at Work Initiative (Public/Private Ventures)

  • Organization: Public/Private Ventures
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Thursday, March 19, 2009
  • Submitted: Thursday, March 19, 2009
  • Attachment(s): PDF

Navigating the Child Support System aims to help meet this challenge by providing information, resources and tools to use at the intersection of workforce development and child support enforcement. The guide describes child support enforcement regulations, policies and actions that can affect fathers' willingness to seek formal employment and participate in the system, and provides examples of four services that organizations might offer to benefit fathers and their families. The report also offers concrete suggestions for incorporating child support services into workforce organizations' assistance to low-income, male participants, including developing partnerships with local child support enforcement agencies. It includes seven tools for learning about child support and setting goals for enhancing services to noncustodial fathers.

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