MADISON (WKOW) – Brown and Kenosha counties will receive federal funding to help parents make child support payments.
The counties will receive $2.6 million in federal funds and both counties have some discretion on how they will use the funds. The five-year initiative provides non-custodial parents with services they need to support their families.
One way the funds might be used is to provide transportation for a non-custodial parent to get a job, so he or she can make the child support payments.
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson said timely child support payments not only improve the life of the child, but it reduces dependence on government assistance.
The program will be targeted toward parents with child support cases in which there has been no payment in the last year since it was ordered.
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