Q) what is child support intervention?
A) According to an online article by PAMELA C. OVWIGHO, PH.D. – “In an effort to reduce the growth of child support arrears balances and boost current support collections, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement, 2005) recommends the adoption of “early intervention” strategies. The goal of early intervention is to engage non-custodial parents in the child support process and develop a relationship with them. Depending on the particular strategies used, the hope is that the number of child support orders entered by default will be reduced, that the orders established will be based on more accurate information about parents’ resources, and that parents will be more likely to pay their child support obligations in full and on time. By definition, early intervention strategies should occur early in the life of an order, before debt has accumulated. They contrast markedly with typical child support enforcement measures that do not occur until the account is several months – and hundreds or thousands of dollars – past due.” Read More http://www.familywelfare.umaryland.edu/reports1/earlyintervention.pdf