Protect Health and Vulnerable People

Reform Child Support Enforcement

I suggest a reform for the Department of Child Support. For every check I get from them, I get a (seperately mailed) statement telling me that they sent me a check and how much it was for. Additionally, it would be nice if the office of Support Enforcement enforced the entire order--they do not enforce requirements that are in support orders to pay for medical costs, or medical insurance or day care. Or at least they ...more »

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Interest and/or penalties

Charge interest on delinquent child support payments, and split the interest payment between the state and the custodial parent--thus helping to pay for support enfocement

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Minors being charged as adults

Stop charging minors as adults on thier first offense. This would decrease the amount of money being spent by decreasing what has to be paid to house them longer since adult sentencing on all crimes is a stricter punishment. They are not old enough to live on thier own, buy tobacco products, sign a legal contract, get married or vote so why are they old enough to go to an adult prison and serve the same amount of time ...more »

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