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Pearson, J., & Fagan, J. (2019). State efforts to support the engagement of nonresident fathers in the lives of their children. Families in Society. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1044389419874172 Few states invest in programs to help nonresident fathers engage in the financial and emotional lives of their children. The present study examines 12 exemplary states that promote, fund, and evaluate nonresident fatherhood engagement through an array of state agencies, policies, and fatherhood programs. Our study finds that states with substantial fatherhood initiatives share some common characteristics, including strong leadership from executives of state human service agencies, funding from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and/or child support, multiagency collaborations for service delivery, and documentation of program benefits and return on investment.