GNOF, Dillard University To Present ‘NOLA 360: When Child Support Becomes A Debtors’ Prison’

NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) and Dillard University Center for Law and Public Interest will present “NOLA 360: When Child Support Becomes a Debtors’ Prison” on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at Dillard University’s Georges Auditorium, Professional Schools and Sciences Building, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

         NOLA 360 is a forum where people can get a new perspective on their biggest challenges and find ways to contribute to their solutions.

         “NOLA 360: When Child Support Becomes a Debtors’ Prison” will explore if State-ordered child support intended to help children and families is actually having the reverse effect – plunging the most economically fragile families further into debt, and whether its aggressive collection procedures are doing the most harm of all by sending fathers to jail.

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         Issues to be discussed include:


• How to improve a system that is undermining the ability of families to work and care for their children?

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• How to rethink support of families in light of what other states have learned?


         The moderator will be Carmen James, vice president of programs, Greater New Orleans Foundation.

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         Guest speakers will include:

• The Honorable Adrienne Hooper-Wooten, Mississippi House Representative

• The Honorable Wesley Bishop, Louisiana House of Representatives

• Kelly Harris-DeBerry, Artist and Owner of KHD Communications

• Patrick Carter, NOLA Dads, Family Service of Greater New Orleans


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