Despite reform attempts, California continues to lag the nation in the collection of child support and in its performance on federal outcome measures. We recommend creating a performance-based system which gives counties the flexibility and financial incentives to meet state-established performance benchmarks. If enacted, our proposed reforms would (1) likely increase the amount of child support collected on behalf of custodial parents and (2) restore accountability to the child support enforcement system.
Child Support Enforcement: Implementing the Legislative Reforms of 1999Report Nov 24, 1997
[PDF] Federal Bill Would Reduce California's Child Support Incentive FundsReport Aug 11, 1994
The President’s Welfare Reform Proposal: Fiscal Effect on California