Non-Payment of Child Support: Carrot Vs. Stick in Ohio

The state of Ohio bears the dubious distinction of child support arrearages of nearly $5 billion.

Ohio prisons confine over 600 felons convicted of nonsupport of children.

Over 200,000 Ohioans have had their driver’s licenses suspended for nonpayment of support.

What will Ohio dish out next?

In Columbus, amnesty … What’s more, it seems to be working better than punishment.

Parents who make a payment and agree to a repayment plan are regaining their driving privileges and making a much bigger dent in the statewide arrearages.

The pilot program is now being tested in other metropolitan areas throughout the state.

Read more in this [Cleveland] Plain Dealer article: Deadbeat parents offered amnesty – Cuyahoga County deals for payments.