By Bette L. Bottoms, Margaret Bull Kovera, Bradley D. McAuliff
This learn integrates social technological know-how learn, social coverage, and criminal research relating to kids and the legislations. It offers the main state-of-the-art details on hand on subject matters corresponding to baby abuse, kid's eyewitness testimony, divorce and custody, juvenile crime, and kid's rights. the amount is a crucial source for researchers, lawyers, judges, coverage makers, legislators, and psychological healthiness, social provider, and police pros.
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Approximately $500 million in state and federal funds will be spent on these programs through this grant program alone. One concern is that abstinence education programs will supplant more effective comprehensive sexuality education and teen pregnancy prevention efforts and potentially place youth at greater risk for unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Partly in response to the criticism that these new programs are largely unproven, Congress allotted $6 million for a national evaluation of the abstinence until marriage education initiative.
States may now raise the amount that is given to the custodial parent once collection has begun. Also, money collected retroactively can now be given to families first, then to state and federal pockets. The objectives of the provisions may have unintentional and unpredictable side effects as well. The issues of mandatory child support payment and possibly increased negative contact between noncustodial parents, custodial parents, and children have not been successfully resolved by researchers.
S. S. GAO, 1998) found that states have been relatively ineffective collectors of child support. If states are able to improve their identification, adjudication, and collection efforts, the provisions may work in the expected manner. A few states, in addressing this issue, have investigated the possibility of outsourcing to private collection agencies. Additionally, states have the option to raise the $50 “pass-through” and give more of the collected support to the families. Previously, only the first $50 of child support collected was given to a custodial parent receiving welfare; any additional money collected was used to reimburse the state.