This analysis followed-up a previous study, What About the Dads. The original study examined child welfare agencies' efforts to identify, locate, and involve nonresident fathers of children in foster care. This study explored whether variation in (1) child welfare agencies’ contact with nonresident fathers and (2) fathers’ sup
This evaluation of the Partners for Fragile Families (PFF) demonstrations included implementation and outcome analyses and case studies. The PFF projects tested new ways for state-run child support enforcement programs and community-based organizations to work together to help young fathers obtain employment, make child support payments and learn
The Enhanced Services for the Hard-to-Employ project is evaluating four diverse strategies designed to improve employment and other outcomes for low-income parents and others who face serious barriers to employment. The evaluation utilizes an experimental, random assignment design and includes three main parts: an implementation study, an impact
This implementation evaluation examined the operation of the healthy marriage services for expectant low-income couples as part of the Building Strong Families (BSF) project. BSF project sites modified a program to incorporate BSF principles, added BSF practices as a program within an array of multiple programs, or established a new entity with B
The use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds was evaluated as mandated by law. The evaluation examined how 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and CSBG eligible entities used funds they received under the program. In 2004, nearly $643 million CSBG block grant funds were used by States and local CSBG eligible entities to pro
P ROMOTE THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES
This Strategic Goal seeks to protect life, family, and human dignity by promoting the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities; enhancing the safety and well-being of children, youth, and other vulnerable populations; and str
Chapter I presents highlights from the findings of the studies included in this Performance Improvement 2007 report. These examples were selected to emphasize the breadth of subject areas addressed by the studies and showcase the diverse methodologies used.
Performance Improvement 2002: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the eighth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with outcome-oriented evaluation findings for the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It
MISSION: To provide analytical support and advice to the Secretary on policy development and assist the Secretary with the development and coordination of department wide program planning and evaluation activities.
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Year 2000 Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics, the National Institutes of Health, the Administration on Children, Youth & Families, the Department of Agric
In 1997, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) funded Responsible Fatherhood Demonstration Projects in eight states to improve the employment and earnings of under- and unemployed noncustodial parents, and to motivate them to become more financially and emotionally involved with their children.
Performance Improvement 2001: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the seventh annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It contains brief