ERIC Number: ED443921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Negotiating the Child Support System: Report from a Discussion of Policy and Practice [and] Recommendations from a Discussion of Policy and Practice. Colloquium Series, 1998-1999.
Between July 1998 and April 1999, the Center on Fathers, Families, and Public Policy held a series of colloquia that explored the institution of child support enforcement from the perspectives of low-income, never-married noncustodial fathers. These meetings, held in Chicago, Illinois; San Francisco, California; and Washington, D.C., were followed in October 1999 with a fourth colloquium that reviewed some issues from the first three conferences. This report summarizes the findings of the first three colloquia. A separately bound report, included with this document, contains the recommendations of all of the colloquia. Several issues recurred in this series of discussions. One was the problem of child support arrears, and another was the limited pass-through of child support resources from the state to the children. In the second and third colloquia, the focus was on problems in the child support system and the mixed messages it sends noncustodial fathers. The recommendations from all the colloquia are grouped into: (1) policy concerns; (2) difficulties from systemic contradictions; (4) the need for education related to child support; (5) the need for legal education and support for parents; and (6) issues related to the provision of services. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Support, Fathers, Legal Responsibility, Low Income Groups, Parent Responsibility, Urban Youth
Center on Fathers, Families, and Public Policy, 23 North Pinckney Street, Suite 210, Madison, Wisconsin 53703 ($5). Tel: 608-257-3148; Fax: 608-257-4686; Web site: www.cffpp.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Fathers, Families, and Public Policy, Madison, WI.