Child Support


About the Project

There are nearly 50,000 children with cases open in the District’s child support system, more than the number of students enrolled in DC Public Schools. Yet only two in five of these children received any child support payments in 2011. DC Appleseed is advocating for the District to adopt policies to improve the likelihood that children will get the financial support they need and deserve. This includes better establishment and enforcement of child support orders and efforts to help parents find and keep jobs that pay a family-supporting wage.

Project Staff and Partners

Staff ContactJudy Berman

Pro Bono Partners: Crowell & Moring LLP and Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

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