This agency is run by Pamela Lowery it collects over ($900,000.00) out of social security dollars every year we believe it has topped over 1 Billion but they won’t disclose thanks Pam for being an honest public official.

April 9, 2016 § Leave a comment

I consider Pam Lowry the number 1 obstacle to child support reform. I have heard her lie to legislators, committees, and any advocate looking for reform, seen her take over Committees she is not appointed to, bash men/non-custodial parents (even if that means making non-custodial mothers collateral damage), deny FOIAs and obstruct access to information, subvert fairness, And the list goes on.

Here is something of hers that I regularly run across (peppered with numerous lies:

A Word From the Director – Pam Lowry (IL)
Pam Lowry is the director of Child Support Services for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. She came to the child support world from a public sector fiscal and accounting background when she was asked by the child support administrator at the time to work on the new child support requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities and Reconciliation Act. She has been working in child support ever since and was named the director in 2005. NCSL spoke with her to get her perspective on the changing world of child support policy. Here are her thoughts:
Q: How has child support policy changed since 2005?
A: The largest change, even since the late 1990s, has been the shift in approach to consider the circumstances of both parents instead of focusing on just the custodial or noncustodial parent. Child support agencies are also distinguishing cases by those who are willing to pay but are unable, versus those who can pay, but won’t, and applying different strategies to each type of case. There has been an added element of family strengthening tied to child support which has gone well in Illinois and more noncustodial parents are willing to come in and talk.
Q: What are the primary issues facing child support?
A: The primary issues facing the child support world are aging technology and a reduction in resources. The child support requirements came in the 1980s and 1990s and in order to be cost effective, a lot of child support enforcement mechanisms and services are automated. When the technology is old and the resources are reduced, it is harder to be as accurate or effective as we would like to be.
Q: What are the biggest obstacles you are facing?
A: States have seen a reduction in resources following the recession and those financial constraints on state budgets are big obstacles.
In addition, knowledge and perception of the program, and the cross-over that child support has with other agencies and services is important, but it is a complicated and difficult thing to follow. If the child support programs across the country had a solid and consistent way to help legislators, or the public, understand what we do it would help.
Q: What do you want legislators in your state to know?
A: Two things. One, child support is a program that supports self-sufficiency for families and is a good value. Second, the child support program has been working hard to address inequities that people perceive in the system. Establishing and collecting child support is not about punishment, it is about both parents being economically responsible to their child and hopefully emotionally responsible as well.
Q: You have some fairly robust programs to assist incarcerated parents who owe child support. When did that start and where are you now?
A: Illinois has had a program to assist incarcerated parents for about 10 years. It started by working with inmates on establishing paternity and child support orders and then we turned to addressing the accumulating arrears and the interest that is accruing while these parents are incarcerated. We work with incarcerated parents to review and modify child support orders. We want parents to come out of prison in a situation to support their children and we realized that the arrears were actively and directly affecting the parent’s ability to find housing or a job following periods of incarceration.
Here is the direct source: http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/child-support-digest-volume-4-number-1.aspx#A%20Word%20from%20the%20Director

I have used this website to get a general feeling of what legislation is being introduced in States throughout the U.S. There is a specific section for family law. http://www.ncsl.org/blog/2016/03/10/2016-child-support-and-family-law-legislation-so-far.aspx

There is also a database: http://www.ncsl.org/blog/2016/03/10/2016-child-support-and-family-law-legislation-so-far.aspx

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