New Child Support Plan to Reduce Overcrowded Jails

April 21, 2008

A new child support plan in Virginia will give deadbeat parents a second chance to stay out of jail while also saving the state jail costs.

In 2007, 7,000 deadbeat parents were jailed with the average sentence lasting about 6 months.

State officials say that most child support delinquents don’t need jail time, but rather pressure from the court to pay up.

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pantz April 21, 2008 at 10:39 am

you can’t pay if you’re in jail. you shouldn’t be jailed if you have been paying, but fall behind due to circumstances like making less money, job loss, etc

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