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Research & Case Law

Linking the Past and the Future: Building a Longitudinal & Predictive Child Support Knowledge Management System

March 2007

This report is about a grant received by the State of Washington to build a child support data warehouse.

Process Evaluation of the Bright Start Demonstration Program's Implementation

June 2006

This report is the process evaluation of Washington’s original three year demonstration grant for Washington’s Bright Start Program which is designed to enhance in-hospital paternity establishment, and offer parents information about marriage, genetic testing, and parenting plans.

Families Left Behind: The Hidden Costs of Incarceration and Reentry

February 2006

This policy brief is intended to help focus attention on the hidden costs of U.S. criminal justice policies.

Evaluation of Strategies to Improve Medical Support Enforcement in Washington State

February 2006

This report looks at the strategies Washington has used to increase the number of children in the child support caseload with access to health insurance. The two primary strategies are establishing a centralized medical support unit, and conducting data matches with insurance companies.

Using the Internet to Provide Ethnic and Culturally Diverse Populations with High-Quality Child Support Information: The Case of Beehive

February 2006

The Urban Institute partnered with the One Economy Corporation in applying for a special improvement project (SIP) grant from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to develop high-quality online child support information specifically developed for families in low-income and ethni

In re Parentage of Shade ex rel. Shade (Kansas 2006)

January 2006

The stated purpose of the Kansas Parentage Act is to ensure that the legal obligations, rights, privileges, duties, and obligations incident to the father and child relationship are carried out.

In re Parentage of Shade ex rel. Shade (Kansas 2006)

January 2006

Defendants in paternity support actions may not invoke the defense of laches as a bar to the enforcement of moral and legal obligations to their minor children.

In re Parentage of Shade ex rel. Shade (Kansas 2006)

January 2006

The presumption that a man is the father of a child if he notoriously or in writing recognizes paternity of the child must be rebutted by clear and convincing evidence or by a court decree establishing paternity of the child by another man.

Child Support Cooperation Requirements and Public Benefits Programs: An Overview of Issues and Recommendations for Change

November 2005

This is a link to a monograph that explains the child support cooperation requirements in five programs: TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and child care.

Strategies for Preventing the Accumulation of Child Support Arrears and Managing Existing Arrears: An Update

November 2005

Many states are changing their policies to reduce the amount of arrears that will accumulate in the future. Several states are also developing programs and approaches to existing cases so that some of the existing debt can be dealt with. The link is to a paper describing some of these state efforts.

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