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.
Issues to be discussed include:
• How to improve a system that is undermining the ability of families to work and care for their children?
• 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.
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