ERIC Number: ED451411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Support Services for Incarcerated and Released Noncustodial Parents.
Issue Notes, v4 n6 Jun 2000
This issue of WIN (Welfare Information Network) Issue Notes addresses what populations programs that provide services to incarcerated and released noncustodial parents should target, the support services that should be provided, and where and when these services can be most beneficial. Section 1 offers background. Section 2 answers these policy questions: why there is a need to develop programs and provide services to help noncustodial parents recently released from prison; how a flexible state child support system can be designed while following the federal guidelines; what kinds of services can be provided to noncustodial parents to prepare them to pay child support upon release; which entities should be involved in assisting felons; and how programs for currently and formerly incarcerated noncustodial parents can be funded. Section 3 summarizes findings of a study on experiences of fathers in prison for nonpayment of child support and an evaluation of a Denver community-based organization that provides support services to formerly imprisoned noncustodial parents. Section 4 describes innovative practices in Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin, and Volunteers of America. Nine resource contacts and eight publications are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Child Custody, Child Support, Correctional Rehabilitation, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Human Services, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Responsibility, Parents, Prisoners, Social Support Groups, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/heidijune2.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Woods Fund of Chicago, IL.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Illinois; Louisiana; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Texas; Wisconsin