Federal Child Support Rule Proposal Could Reduce Current Obligations of Parents Who Are Incarcerated

CFFPP Executive Director, Jacquelyn Boggess is featured in a recent TakePart article that examines the Obama Administration’s recent proposal to mandate that states “take into consideration actual earnings and income” of incarcerated parents—which is usually no income—when setting or modifying a parent’s child support order. Boggess acknowledges that policies like this will be instrumental in reducing future new debt for parents after incarceration, and therefore reduce the burden on some parents and their children.  She goes on to call for broader, more systemic reform around child support policy that often has a negative impact on low income families.

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