Policy Briefing July 2016

Posted on June 30, 2016

• 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

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

Policy Briefing June 2012

Posted on June 2, 2012

In this issue:
– Increases to the EITC and Minimum Wage Should be Reinforced With Subsidized Jobs, Anti-Discrimination Enforcement, and Relief from State-Owed Child Support Collections to Enable Parents to Achieve Economic Security for Their Families
– EEOC Provides Updated Guidance on Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions, Cites Disparate Impact of Criminal Justice System

Policy Briefing December 2011

Posted on

In this issue:
– Twelve State’s General Assistance Programs Open to Employable Noncustodial Parents; Income and Asset Rules Typically Limit Eligibility to People Experiencing Extreme Poverty
– Hispanic Workers 26% Less Likely to Receive Unemployment Insurance in Selected States; Black Workers 9% Less Likely
– Alabama Reduces Interest Rate on Child Support Arrears; 39% of U.S. Child Support Cases Potentially Subject to Routine Interest Charges

Policy Briefing September 2011

Posted on September 2, 2011

In this issue:
– “Reentry Housing Guide” Underlines Scarcity of Housing Options and Challenges for Potential Solutions
– Local Analysis of Food Insecurity Reveals 1 in 4 Persons “Struggling With Hunger” in High Risk Counties
– Launch of Bank On Chicago Highlights Programs Aiming to Increase Financial Security for Low-Income People