Navigating the Child Support System

Navigating the Child Support System

Public/Private Ventures has released a new report detailing lessons learned during its Fathers at Work initiative, a three-year program funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation that was designed to help young, non-custodial fathers inmprove their employment prospects and earnings, spend more time in their children's lives, and develop consistent financial support of their children. The report, Navigating the Child Support System (52 pages, PDF), includes tools and advice for organizations working to help non-custodial fathers understand and manage their obligations. Suggestions include formalizing partnerships with local child support enforcement agencies, developing new strategies to increase involvement of fathers in programs, and continually monitoring and assessing services.