September 2014 | Jennifer L. Noyes, Maria Cancian, and Laura Cuesta, Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP); University of Wisconsin - Madison

Holding Child Support Orders of Incarcerated Payers in Abeyance: Final Evaluation Report

This is a link to the final report of a series completed as part of an evaluation designed to measure the impacts of suspending orders during incarceration on not only arrears at time of release but also on subsequent earnings and child support payments. The study, which researchers believe to be the first in the nation to evaluate these issues rigorously, focuses on Milwaukee County’s decision to implement a policy to enable the suspension of orders of incarcerated non-custodial parents (NCP).


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