Why Focus on Fathers?: What Policymakers Need to Know and What They Can Do.

Year Published
Author (Organization)
National Conference of State Legislatures.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
This fact sheet proposes ways in which state and local policymakers can engage fathers in a social network. Some suggestions include: Use state institutions' child support and welfare agencies and the courts' access points to connect low-income fathers with services; develop a statewide strategy for service delivery that combines state and local partnerships; develop outcome-based performance measures to assist state agencies to direct efforts toward developing comprehensive fatherhood services; use independent boards or commissions to oversee fatherhood projects; use the budget process to direct money for fatherhood programs administered by an independent board that will solicit proposals from service delivery entities. (Author abstract, modified)

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