This testimony recommends that Congress establish a block grant for responsible fatherhood programs as part of TANF reauthorization to enhance the abilities and commitment of low-income fathers to provide financial and emotional support to their children. It also recommends changes to the child support enforcement system to ensure realistic child support orders for low-income fathers. This testimony is based on the collective knowledge of its signers who are members of the Strengthening Fragile Families Initiative, a multi-year initiative of the Ford Foundation. The testimony reflects the opinions of the signers and not the opinions of their respective organizations or the Initiative.
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