Ramblings of the Pueblo Native

News and views on the 719 set.

Knock me over with a feather!

Carver County gives aid, not jail, to deadbeats

For the first time ever, I am going to give props to a county for it’s child support collection efforts. Why? Because that’s the way you do it. When you offer a carrot, you get a hell of a lot more done than you do when you keep swinging that stick of yours. Congratulations and recognition goes out to Carver County. Keep that story bookmarked as an example of how you are supposed to do things.

Granted, the story doesn’t begin to cover the other issues many non custodial parents face (increased parenting time, etc), but one idea first and this is a good idea. The only “problem” I would see is getting non custodial to trust the county enough to use it. Many of us have not experienced this sort of humanity for government, so rebuilding that trust is going to be hard. But if Carver County keeps this effort up maybe it can be rebuilt.

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November 29, 2007 - Posted by | Carver County, Minnesota

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