Monday, November 22, 2010


I've posted previously about the American practice of publishing 'wanted' posters for parents who have failed to pay child support. The above is the latest example I have come across, from the Butler County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Whether or not you agree with the practice, their figures suggest a pretty good success record, considering that the poster features parents whose present whereabouts are unknown to the authorities. They claim that: "The agency has located 178 people and collected more than $1.75 million since the first poster was published in 1995." (I understand that there have been a total of 26 such posters.)

Worth considering on this side of the pond?

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