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The Center for Family Policy and Practice is a nonprofit advocacy organization that was founded in 1995 to incorporate the needs of low-income men of color into conversations about poverty solutions. Our work addresses systemic and structural barriers to economic security, with a particular focus on child support and social welfare policies.

We advocate for policies that would benefit every member of low-income families and communities. Contact us! »

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July/August 2017 Policy Briefing

Posted on July 5, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

• Parents Behind in Child Support Payments Suffer Higher Rates of Mental Health Problems
• Environmental Cuts Have Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color
• States with Greater Minority Populations Provide Lowest TANF Benefits
• Gun Violence Harms Economic Health of Communities
• Thousands of Laws in Southern States Prevent Post-Incarceration Survival
• State Policy and Practice News
• Also of Note

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A Blueprint for Economic Security

Posted on March 27, 2017

“A Blueprint for Economic Security” explores the intersections of the work-related experiences of men and fathers, child support enforcement policies and practices and support services for fathers with low-incomes. Consideration is given to the historical factors that are complicating efforts to end poverty. The Blueprint also highlights necessary changes to child support enforcement efforts and support services for low-income fathers. Policy recommendations for both the state and national levels are offered. In addition to the full report, an Executive Summary is also available.

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If I Had Money: Black Fathers and Children, Child Support Debt, and Economic Security in Mississippi

Posted on February 10, 2016

“If I Had Money” explores how court-ordered child support can create barriers to building economic security for Black parents, children, and their families—especially when the court-ordered debt is owed to the government. To further investigate the economic security of Black children, teenagers, and their fathers in Mississippi, CFFPP and the Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi conducted focus groups and listening sessions with Black men, women, and high school students. Several policy recommendations are suggested, all focused on making sure children have the support they need—as well as their parents and families.

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