Who Goes to Jail for Child Support Debt?

Thu, May 10, 2018
Who Goes to Jail for Child Support Debt?
This brief describes a study of who goes to jail for nonpayment of child support.

Child support enforcement aims to increase child well-being by ensuring that noncustodial parents contribute to children’s material well-being. Yet owing child support debt puts nonresident parents at risk for going to jail, triggering potentially negative collateral consequences, particularly on children. Understanding more about jail for child support nonpayment, therefore, is important for child well-being.

Read the full brief here.

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