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Maryland Should Overhaul Child Support System and How Payments are Set, Abell Foundation Report Says

Extensive research done at the SSW's Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children at the University of Maryland School of Social Work is cited in a Baltimore Sun story.

According to the Sun, "Decades of policy designed around setting high child support orders — and using tough enforcement tools to collect payments — has done more harm than good for low-income Maryland families, destabilized communities and trapped many men in a cycle of debt they cannot escape, a report by the Abell Foundation released Tuesday shows."

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