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Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services

Date Added to Library: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 20:39
Priority: 
normal
Organizational Author: 
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Individual Author: 
Office of Child Support Enforcement
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Research Methodology: 
Place Published: 
Washington, D.C.
Published Date: 
September 2016
Published Date (Text): 
September 2016
Publication: 
BICS Fact Sheets
Issue Number: 
1
Year: 
2016
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Abstract: 

In the Behavioral Interventions for Child Support Services (BICS) demonstration project, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has competitively awarded grants to seven states and the District of Columbia to better understand individuals' behavior and decision-making ability when it comes to participating in the child support program.The five-year demonstration is exploring the potential relevance and application of behavioral economics principles to child support services, focusing on areas such as modification of orders and early engagement in the child support establishment process.

The project launched on September 30, 2014, and builds on the Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project conducted by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. Ohio, Texas and Washington's child support programs participated in BIAS and showed promising results. The eight sites participating in BICS are California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, and Washington. (Author introduction)

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