State Strategies for Preventing Accumulation and Managing Existing Child Support Arrears

Publication Date: October 2005

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Paula Roberts; Elaine Sorensen

Research Area: Social conditions

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


The publicly funded child support program contends with over $100 billion in arrears (outstanding child support owed by obligated parents). To address this problem, a number of states revising their policies and developing strategies to both prevent the growth of arrears and resolve existing debt. This PowerPoint presentation describes these efforts, and includes a comprehensive bibliography of sources for further information.