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Progress Report: Child Support Enforcement Demonstration Projects Continue to Show Mixed Results, Report No. 00-19, November 2000
 
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  • Florida’s two long-standing child support enforcement demonstration projects, located in Manatee and Miami-Dade counties, continue to show mixed performance results.  The Manatee County demonstration project has generally performed better than the Department of Revenue.  However, the performance of the Miami-Dade County demonstration project continues to be lower than that of the department.
  • As recommended by OPPAGA, the Department of Revenue has included performance targets for Manatee and Miami-Dade counties in their Fiscal Year 1999-2000 contracts. The department has requested both counties to submit explanations for performance targets not met in accordance with the contracts and has required both counties to submit corrective action plans.
  • The department and demonstration counties should view each other as cooperative partners and work together to improve both individual and statewide performance.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 98-39 Child Support Enforcement Demonstration Projects Show Mixed Results, But Should Be Continued, published in  January 1999.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Child Support Enforcement
State Attorneys

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 00-20   Program Status Report: Child Support Guidelines Schedule Should Reflect Current Economic Conditions, published in December 2000.
  • Report No. 97-63   Review of Adherence to Child Support Guidelines, published in March 1998.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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