February 2016 | Nino Rodriguez, Center for Family Policy and Practice

If I Had Money: Black Fathers and Children, Child Support Debt, and Economic Security in Mississippi

This is a link to a report prepared for The Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi (CPM), which supports a policy agenda to increase economic security for Mississippians.  One major economic barrier for young black men is child support, particularly child support that is owed to the State as a result of their children receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.  The CPM and the Center for Family Policy and Practice conducted focus groups in Mississippi communities, and as a result of conversations with black men, women, and high school students, developed seven key recommendations to increase economic security and improve the child support program.

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