September 2014 | Steven Cook and Jennifer L. Noyes, Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP); University of Wisconsin - Madison

The Use of Civil Contempt and Criminal Nonsupport as Child Support Enforcement Tools: A Report on Local Perspectives and the Availability of Data

This is a link to the first of two reports focused on child support and incarceration. Together, these reports will represent a first step in an effort to better understand Wisconsin’s use of two enforcement tools that may result in incarceration: civil (or remedial) contempt and criminal (or punitive) nonsupport. This first report focuses on information about local practices associated with the use of civil contempt and criminal nonsupport as reported by local officials as well as an initial exploration of available data regarding incarceration.


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