Tuesday, February 17, 2015
From KFOX El Paso:
Millions of dollars have been recovered in child support in El Paso through a state program that puts parents to work instead of sending them to jail.
According to the Texas Attorney General's Office, last year, the state recovered $2.5 million in child support through the Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program in El Paso. Records from the Attorney General's office also shows that $12.8 million has been collected in total in El Paso since the program began in 2005.
The NCP program collaborative initiative between the Texas Attorney General's Office and Workforce Solutions began in 2005. The program helps low-income, unemployed, or underemployed non-custodial parents behind on their child support payments find work.
Before this program, officials with Workforce Solutions said in some circumstances, these parents would be sent to jail.
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