Adopting Father-Inclusive and Supportive Principles Across Public and Private Funding Streams

As the COVID-19 emergency and response efforts stretch state budgets, there is an opportunity for Congress to update the child support program to directly fund employment services for noncustodial parents. We know that ensuring living wage employment for caregivers moves the child support program closer to achieving its goal of all children receiving timely and consistent financial support from parents as ordered. We also know that economic stability and economic assets are critical to enabling conditions for caregivers to support their own, their childrenā€™s, and their familiesā€™ health and well-being.