Child Support 101
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
2 p.m. ET
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Child Support 101
Rochelle Finzel, Program Director, NCSL Children and Families Program, Denver, CO
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ Noon MT/ 11 a.m. PT
Feeling a little lost when it comes to child support? Do you know how orders are established or who collects the money? Or do you want to learn more about strategies to increase collections and help more children? Child support is a vital resource for children and families; one in four children is under a child support order and nearly half of all poor children in this country. Join us for this webinar in order to understand the basics of child support, how it works and how child support affects overall child well-being.
Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
As Commissioner, Vicki Turetsky oversees the child support program operated by each state and by many tribes. She brings more than 25 years of experience as a public administrator and advocate for low-income families. She is a nationally recognized expert in family policy, and has been instrumental in efforts to boost child support payments to families and to establish realistic child support policies that encourage fathers to work and play an active parenting role. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Director of Family Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, where she specialized in child support, responsible fatherhood, and prisoner reentry policies. The author of numerous publications, she was a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and has received several national awards. She also has held positions at the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service, MDRC, Union County Legal Services in New Jersey, and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. As a division director at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, she received one of the state’s first “reinventing government” awards. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Senator Linda Gray, Arizona
Widely acknowledged as one of the Legislature’s foremost experts on education and family policy, State Senator Linda Gray completed her twelfth year as a state lawmaker from District 10, representing a large portion of the Northwest Valley. She was Chairwoman of the Senate’s Public Safety and Human Services Committee and Vice Chair of the Education K-12 Committee. She also served on the Senate Higher Education and Government committees. Senator Gray earned degrees in recreation administration and sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.
She has served as a community activist, volunteer, and elected official. In addition to her work as a lawmaker, Mrs. Gray served on the Washington Elementary School Board and as a Precinct Committeeman for the District 10 Republican Party. She also worked with the Angel Tree Project, which assists children whose parents are incarcerated, and volunteers in her Church’s nursery program. She has frequently received the Making a Difference Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for her legislative efforts to strengthen Arizona’s DUI laws.