DC Child Support and the Fatherhood Movement
The New Face Of Child Support ENFORCER SUPPORTER
Male Non-Custodial Parent in the District of Columbia Total Cases 52,190 Male NCPs in the District of Columbia 42,949 Average Age 37.52 RACES Black 36,168 Hispanic 2,017 White 249 Asian 73 QUADRANT NW 5,088 NE 6,209 SE 7,855 SW 891 *Employed 22,531 *Under or Unemployed 20,418 Pay Obligation on Schedule 58% Case type Current TANF 22,570 Former TANF 11,988 Never-TANF 11,450 Average. Obligation Amount $ 219.4 Average Arrears Amount Employed 4,821.95 Unemployed 7,480.8 Male NCPs - Veterans 28 Male NCPs - Incarcerated 2,795 • Reported • TANF Temporary Aide to Needy Families July 18,2011
Male Custodial Parent in the District of Columbia Total Male CPs= 1326 Case type Current TANF 633 Former TANF 279 Never TANF 414 Avg. Order amount = $155.86 QUADRANT NW = 231 NE = 319 SE = 409 SW = 39
Look What Child Support has to Offer Community Outreach Project to Avoid Increasing Delinquencies (PAID) First Response Unit Non-Custodial Parent Employment Initiatives CSSD’s Fresh Start Mobile Office Downward Modification Incarcerated Parents and Returning Citizens $150 PASS-Through Homeless Veterans Initiative The Child Support Mobile Office Van
Community Outreach • Bring CSSD to the community • Very Important Component • Customer Centered • Nontraditional
Project to Avoid Increasing Delinquencies (PAID) This initiative is a part of the federal Project to Avoid Increasing Delinquencies (PAID) and its goal is to increase child support collections and prevent arrears by reaching out to noncustodial parents (NCP’s) early on in the child support process. Educate NCPs about the child support process, how to make child support payments, and to provide them with resources which would enable them to be able to be self-sufficient and to make their child support payments. CSSD Introductory Letter When a child support case is first opened in D.C. Superior Court, the Locate unit contacts the NCP in writing. The Locate Specialists attach the “CSSD Introductory Letter,” to the Petition to Establish Paternity and/or Support and the Notice of Hearing and Order Directing Appearance (“NOHODA”).
First Response Unit To provide speedy, effective services to customers who visit the Child Support Services waiting room Divided into three teams in order to provide efficient services for customers. Face – to – Face --- Written Correspondence ---Customer Service Team.
Non-Custodial Parent Employment Initiatives Dependent Job Readiness Workshops Community Organization Unemployed NCP Intergovernmental Relations United Planning Organization CP
Fresh Start Temporary Aide to Needy Families Arrears Forgiveness Program Number of CONSECUTIVEmonths in which YOU make full and timely payments 6 12 18 24 25% 50% 75% 100% CSSD will then forgive the corresponding percentage of TANF Arrears that have accrued on the day that the Consent Agreement has been fulfilled START FRESH & WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN !
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Alleviating some of the Financial Responsibility the NCP might be Experiencing due to a Loss in his income. * Downward Modification The case had to have started prior to XXXXX
Incarcerated Parents and Returning Citizens In 2005, the District of Columbia enacted a law entitled “Notice at Sentencing of Child Support Modification”. The law also provides assistance to the non-custodial parents once they are released from prison. Changes in DC Child Support Laws to help Incarcerated Parents and Ex-offendersThe revised DC Child Support Guideline, which became effective in 2006, requires CSSD to review a child support case if CSSD receives notice that the NCP is incarcerated. If CSSD finds that the NCP’s imprisonment results in a change in financial circumstances, CSSD can file a motion with the Court to reduce or suspend the NCP’s support order. The Court will then modify the order using the Guideline.The DC child support laws have also been updated to allow for motions that are filed at the time of sentencing to be addressed after the NCP has been released from prison.
$150 PASS-Through In addition to your TANF benefits a family may be eligible to receive up to $150 a month of a child support payment.
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