ERIC Number: ED340821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Turning Promises into Realities: A Guide to Implementing the Child Support Provisions of the Family Support Act of 1988. Second Edition.
This manual for state agencies suggests law and policy changes that meet the new Federal requirements under Title I of the Family Support Act, passed in 1988 and the Title IV-D of the 1974 Social Security Act, both of which enable states to act to locate parents and enforce child support orders. Chapter 1 of this report is the introduction. Chapters 2 through 9 treat key aspects of the new federal law or changes in the existing law with further discussion of the implications for state policy and recommendations for implementation. These chapters include the following: "The State's Child Support Program: Time Frames, Staffing, Automation"; "Parent Locate Services"; "Establishing Paternity"; "Establishing and Modifying Support Orders"; "Enforcing Support Orders"; "Distribution of Support Collections"; "Medical Support Enforcement"; and "Child Support and Work and Training Programs." Chapter 10, "Looking to the Future: Child Support as an Anti-Poverty Strategy," discusses child support policies and their possible role as part of state-wide anti-poverty strategies. Appended are a list of states ranked by grade, grades assigned by states, a list by state giving paternity establishment baseline percentages as of 1988, sources of information on guidelines development, and a cross-reference chart of the child support provisions of the Family Support Act of 1988. (JB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Support, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, One Parent Family, Parent Responsibility, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, State Government, State Programs
Center for Law and Social Policy, 1616 P Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Support Act 1988; Social Security Act