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Policy Briefing July 2016

Posted on June 30, 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:
• Decline and Shift in Welfare Spending
• Child Support Debt a Barrier for Released Prisoners Families
• Lack of Access to Legal Representation for Low-Income Defendants
• Manufacturing Industry Relies on Public Programs to Support Families
• Federal Budget Proposal Encourages Child Support Pass Through
• Increasing Gender and Income Work Gap
• State Child Support Enforcement News
• Also of Note

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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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Policy Briefing December 2015

Posted on December 21, 2015

In this issue:
~Helping Parents in Low-Wage Jobs Access Affordable Child Care: Opportunities Under the Reauthorized Child Care Development Block Grant
~Comments on WIOA Data Reporting Requirements
~How Volatile Job Schedules Impact Access to Public Benefits

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Comments on Proposed Rule for Child Support Enforcement

Posted on January 16, 2015

CFFPP comments on pending federal regulations that will affect child support enforcement programs—and children, parents and families—across the nation. The proposed rules include new requirements resulting from the Supreme Court’s Turner v. Rogers decision, as well as new options for states’ programs. Among CFFPP’s concerns are how states will actually implement requirements to consider low-income noncustodial parents’ “subsistence needs” and “actual income.”