HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 2.2 - Increase the Parental Involvement and Financial Support of Non-Custodial Parents in the Lives of Their Children

09/29/2000

How We Will Accomplish Our Objective

We will implement strategies to increase child Father with childsupport collections from non-custodial parents. These will include:

  • providing training and technical assistance to state child support enforcement agencies on the use of the Federal Parent Locator Service, best collection practices, and the use of strategic planning to promote case processing efficiencies.

  • implementing an incentive-based funding structure for state child support enforcement agencies.

  • conducting effective management of the Federal Parent Locator Service, the Federal Tax Refund Offset Program, the Passport Denial Program, the Multistate Financial Institution Data Match Program and the Child Support Enforcement Network.

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    providing oversight to assure certification and implementation of effective automated systems.

  • developing guidance to states and providing technical assistance to tribes on how to apply for funding to support the establishment of tribal child support enforcement programs by tribal organizations.

We will eliminate barriers that impede the involvement of non-custodial parents in the lives of their children and implement strategies that increase their involvement. Our strategy will include a "fatherhood" initiative and it will focus on:

  • developing and disseminating innovative approaches to resolving access and visitation issues for parents and children who live apart.

2.2 Implementation Strategies
  • Increasing Child Support
  • Promoting Involvement of Non-Custodial Parents
  • providing training and technical assistance to states and communities to help them develop employment, training opportunities, and funding for low-income non-custodial parents.

  • identifying and disseminating successful strategies that promote the involvement of non-custodial parents in preparing children to be ready to learn and maximize their educational achievements.

  • developing model programs for preventing premature fatherhood and disseminating information on those programs to states and communities.

HHS Agencies contributing to this objective:

ACF
CDC
IHS
OS
SAMHSA

  • conducting research that provides information on the role of men in facilitating child health and well-being and strengthening family formation and functioning.

  • promoting greater understanding of the meaning and importance of fatherhood within the diverse ethnic and cultural groups served by the Department's programs through activities such as building public-private partnerships to increase access to information and other resources.