Research Report Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers: Final Impact Report for the Pilot Employment Programs
Kye Lippold, Austin Nichols, Elaine Sorensen
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New York state implemented a pilot employment program from 2006 to 2009 for parents behind in their child support. These pilot programs, part of the Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative, provided employment-oriented services, fatherhood/parenting workshops, case management, and other support services to nearly 4,000 parents behind in their child support in four New York communities. Our evaluation shows that these programs successfully helped participants find work, increase their earnings, and pay more child support. These gains continued for at least a year after enrollment, the length of time participant outcomes were followed.

Research Areas Families
Tags Child support Father involvement
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center