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Review of Child Support Policies for Incarcerated Payers

In this report the author explores the emerging set of concerns about incarcerated noncustodial parents and whether they should be held to the terms of child support orders given their change in circumstances. The report provides background information about the extent to which NCPs are incarcerated, an outline of major policy and practice options under consideration nationwide, examples of the policies and practices of six states, reviews of the extent to which the outcomes of current policies have been evaluated, and an outline of the implications of the information provided.


Arrears & Related Policy, Child Support, Child Support Policy Research, Court System, Guidelines, Incarcerated Parents, Incarceration, Justice System, Orders & Payments