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Arrears and Low Income Parents


Child Support Arrears in Colorado. 

Available in PDF.

Report to the Colorado Dept of Human Services, May 2002.

Report includes:

New Approaches to Child Support Arrears: A Survey of State Policies and Practices.

Understanding Child Support Arrears in Colorado.

Dropping Debt: An Evaluation of Colorado's Debt and Retroactive Support Initiative. 


Available in PDF.

An Evaluation of the Colorado Arrears Forgiveness Demonstration Project.


Related articles: 

New Approaches to Child Support Arrears.

Policy and Practice, September 2001.


Does Dropping Debt and Retroactive Support Affect the Payment of Current Support? 

Child Support Quarterly, Fall 2001, Volume XXXVII, No. 7.


Innovative Practices

Colorado Multiple Initiatives Grant (with Policy Studies Inc)

Available in PDF.

Report to the Colorado Department of Human Services, June 2000

Report includes:

A Study of Interest Usage on Child Support Arrears

The Effects of Repeated Driver's License Suspensions Among Parents Who Owe Support

Longer Term Evaluation of Colorado's Driver's License Suspension

Survey of State Child Support Policies, Procedures and Programs for Incarcerated Parents

County Policies and Attitudes Towards Incarcerated NCPs

A Profile of Former-TANF and Non-TANF Clients in the IV-D Caseload



Innovative Child Support Practices: Finding the Way to Best Practices...Better Results

Available in PDF.

Report to the Colorado Department of Human Services, Model Office Project 1999.


Evaluation of Colorado's Credit Bureau Reporting Initiative

Evaluation of Colorado's Driver's License Suspension Initiative

Worker's Compensation Attachment

Evaluation of Colorado's Unemployment Compensation Benefits Attachment Initiative

Evaluation of Computer Based Training


Evaluation of Locate Enhancements on the Automated System

Assessment of Privatized Location in Mesa and Archuelta Counties

State Enforcement Unit Location Intervention

Evaluation of the Generation of Automated Status Letters

Evaluation of Colorado's Direct Wage Withholding Initiative

Assessment of an In-House Service of Process Program

Innovative Interviewing Techniques

The Non-Cooperation Sanction

Child Support Policies and Domestic Violence: Client Experiences with Good Cause

Child Support and Domestic Violence: The Victims Speak Out

Customer Service

Preliminary Assessment of the Privatized Customer Service Unit of Denver County

Ongoing Assessment of the Privatized Customer Service Unit

Assessment of In-House Customer Service in Mesa and Archuleta Counties 

Community Linkages

Preliminary Report on Debt and Retroactive Support 


Child Support and Incarcerated Parents

Child Support Profile:  Massachusetts Incarcerated and Paroled Parents.

Report to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, May 2002.

Available in PDF.


Related Articles and Reports:

Building Debt While Doing Time: Child Support and Incarceration.

Judges' Journal, Winter 2004. 


Twelve Reasons for Collaboration Between Departments of Correction and Child Support Enforcement Agencies.

Corrections Today, June 2003.



Work and Family Center: Serving Parents Who Leave Prison. 

Available in PDF.

Report to the Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Support Division. December 2001.  


Related Articles and Reports:

Serving Fathers Who Leave Prison.

Family Court Review, Vol. 41, No. 3, July 2003.


Work and Family Center First Year Report.

Offender Employment Report, Vol. 2 No. 2, December 2000-January 2001.


Testing a Modification Process for Incarcerated Parents.

Report to the Office of Child Support Enforcement, December 2001.

Available in PDF.


Designing Programs for Incarcerated and Paroled Obligors.  

Welfare Information Network.  Vol.1, No.2.  August 2000.

Available in HTML.


Parenting From Prison: A Resource Guide for Parents Incarcerated in Colorado  

(with the Committee on Parenting From Prison), 2002.

Available on line from the Colorado Child Welfare Program Information web page. 

Also see the Prisoner Reintegration Publication list

Paternity and Child Support

Establishing Paternity in Colorado.

Report submitted to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, December 1997.



The Child Support Improvement Project: Paternity Establishment.

Available in HTML.

Report to the Colorado Dept of Social Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement & Denver Dept of Social Services, Division of Child Support, September 1995.


           Related articles:

Acknowledging Paternity in Hospital Settings.

Public Welfare, Summer 1996.


Child Support Cooperation and Domestic Violence 

Massachusetts Domestic Violence and Welfare Reform: An Empirical Study.

Report to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, June 2001.

Available in PDF.



Balancing Safety and Self-Sufficiency: Lessons on Serving Victims of Domestic Violence for Child Support and Public Assistance Agencies.

Violence Against Women, Vol. 7, No. 2, February 2001.



New Directions for Child Support Agencies When Domestic Violence is an Issue.

Policy & Practice, Vol. 58, No. 1, March 2000.



Child Support and Domestic Violence: The Victims Speak Out.

Available in HTML.

Violence Against Women, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1999.


bulletChild Support Policies and Domestic Violence.

Public Welfare, Winter 1997.


bulletA Preliminary Look at Client Experiences with the Good Cause Exemption to Child Support Cooperation Requirements.

Domestic Violence Report, Vol. 2, No. 4, June/July 1997.


Also see the Violence Publication list

Client Needs

Child Support in Colorado: The Results of a 1990 Household Survey.

Report to the Hunt Alternatives Fund, Piton Foundation and COLTAF, March 1993.


Related articles:

Child Support in the United States: The Experience in Colorado.

Family and Conciliation Courts Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 1993.

The Status of Child Support in Colorado.

The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 21, No. 6, June 1992.


Child Support Guidelines

Impact of Child Support Guidelines: An Empirical Assessment of Three Models.

Report to the State Justice Institute, July 1989.


Related articles:

The Impact of Child Support Guidelines on Award Adequacy, Award Variability and Case Processing Efficiency.

Family Law Quarterly, 1991.

Will These Children be Supported Adequately: The Impact of Current Guidelines.

The Judges' Journal, Vol. 4, Fall 1989.

Legislating Adequacy: The Impact of Child Support Guidelines.

Law and Society Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 1989.


Child Custody, Child Access and Child Support

Child Custody and Child Support Project

Report to the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.  1985.  


Related articles

Supporting Children After Divorce: The Influence of Custody on Support Levels and Payments.

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 1988


Will This Divorced Woman Receive Support?

The Judges' Journal, Winter 1986.


Child Custody, Child Support Arrangements and Child Support Payment Patterns.

Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Fall 1985.


Examining the Connections Between Child Access and Child Support.

Family and Conciliation Courts Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 1994.


Also see the Custody and Child Access Publication List 

Dispute Resolution Publications for Access Mediation Literature

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