Policy Briefing June 2016

Date: June 2, 2016
Author(s): Rebecca May

o Two of Three Legislative Proposals to Address Wealth Stripping Practices Are Supported by Payday Lending Industry
o US Department of Justice and OCSE Call on State and Local Courts to Assess Ability to Pay Child Support Prior to Incarceration for Nonpayment
o The Toll of Parental Incarceration on Children, Families and Communities
o HHS Seeks to “Nudge” Child Support Collections Using Behavioral Interventions
o States Continue to Pilot Programs to Address Nonpayment of Child Support; Threat of Jail Remains for Noncompliance with Program Requirements
o 1996 Welfare Reform Has Led to Increased Poverty and Erosion of Safety Net
o Also of note…

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