New York Initiative Helps Fathers Increase Their Earnings and Child Support

Brief

New York Initiative Helps Fathers Increase Their Earnings and Child Support

November 9, 2011

Abstract

New York launched a pilot employment program to help parents behind in their child support in four communities between 2006 and 2009. The program was part of the state's Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative. Our evaluation found that the program's combination of employment assistance, case management, and other support services substantially increased the earnings and child support payments of disadvantaged parents who were not meeting their child support obligations.

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