December 2019 | Elysia V. Clemens, Alison P. Sheesley, Sarah Moses, Lanae Davis

Transforming Colorado’s Child Support Services to a Two-Generation Approach

The Colorado Department of Human Services implemented in a pilot project to change its approach to delivery of child support services from enforcement to multi-generational. This report combines the implementation findings, which have already been released, with the findings of the impact study. The main goal of the project was to direct parents to employment services that would support income growth. The impact study found no statistically significant difference in the ability to make child support payments between the group that received services and the group that did not. However, after six months, the NCPs reported that they felt like they were better able to pay support, faced fewer barriers, and had better relationships with their children.

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