Centers & Institutes

The Institute for Family and Social Responsibility

The Institute for Family and Social Responsibility (FASR) is located in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  The FASR Institute focuses on social policy research and outreach activities. It's mission is to bring together the resources of citizens, governments, communities, and Indiana University to better the lives of children and families. Ongoing projects include serving as the editorial home of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Recently completed projects have examined the effectiveness of two new e-government methods of distributing child support funded by the US Office of Child Support Enforcement; a US Agency for International Development project to enhance policy analysis capacity at the State University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow; an evaluation of EduTech, a series of high-tech innovations in education in Barbados, funded by the Inter American Development Bank; and the roles of faith-based organizations in the delivery of social services funded by the Joyce Foundation. Other projects have examined the impacts of welfare reforms, the adequacy of child support guidelines, community responses to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families legislation, AIDS education for incarcerated youth, the homeless, and battered women. The institute serves as the National Child Support Enforcement Research Clearinghouse. Further information concerning FASR can be found at

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