Impact Evaluation of the Fathers Advancing Community Together Program in Contra Costa County, CA

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Impact Evaluation of the Fathers Advancing Community Together Program in Contra Costa County, CA

Abstract

Findings from a five-year evaluation of Rubicon Program’s Fathers Advancing Community Together (FACT) program show FACT participants were more likely than similarly-situated individuals who did not receive FACT services to have a child support payment modification, more likely to be employed, and more likely to have received public assistance. FACT enrolled low to moderate-income Contra Costa County (CA) residents who were custodial and non-custodial parents of minor children and were interested in services to enhance financial mobility. FACT provided parents an extensive suite of parenting, relationship, and economic stability workshops, support services, and case management. By documenting FACT’s program model and impacts, Urban’s evaluation adds to the evidence base of effective fatherhood programming for parents experiencing poverty and seeks to inform future iterations of FACT as well as similar parenting programs implemented in other settings.

External Link:
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ofa/Rubicon_Impact_Report.pdf

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