Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI): A Process Evaluation: Research Brief. Looking to the Future

12/01/2008

Oklahoma pioneered implementation of the first statewide marriage initiative in the nation, and continues to refine strategies and develop new ideas. Their experience provides rich lessons that are instructive for a range of policy interventions. This evaluation examined the implementation of the OMI, but not the extent to which its ultimate goals have been achieved: reductions in divorce and nonmarital childbearing, and increases in the number of children growing up with their own parents in a healthy marriage. The OMI will continue to be of great interest to policy makers, program practitioners, and evaluators as the initiative continues to evolve and adapt.

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