These slides are from our 2016 national conferences, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take? Nearly a third of parents who are ordered to pay child support earn less than $12,700 per year, and among noncustodial parents who owe more than $100,000 in child support arrearages, the median income is just $4,470 per year. Nationally, the child support system serves 1 in every 2 children. Session participants will gain an understanding of child support policy and learn from state level advocates and national leaders about innovative state policies working to open doors to employment and removing barriers to work for noncustodial parents with significant child support arrearages. The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement will also discuss the future of child support policy as well as how the office is preparing for the change in administration.
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- Copyright 2016 Heartland Alliance's National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity.