It Makes Sound Fiscal Sense to Restore Funding for Child Support Enforcement


Publication Date: March 2007

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Vicki Turetsky

Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The goal of the child support enforcement program is to ensure that children receive financial and medical support from their parents. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 cut funds from the program, threatening to reverse the progress made in its effectiveness over the last 10 years. This fact sheet offers several reasons that Congress should restore funding.