How many more fathers who’ve lost their jobs through no fault of their own will the State of Ohio indict, arrest, and incarcerate for “felony” criminal nonsupport of a minor child?
Is jailing an innocent child’s father, and thereby separating that child from their father really in a child’s best interest?
Of course not, then why would Ohio jail unemployed fathers who want to but “can’t” pay their child support?
It’s simple; the State of Ohio “profits” off of every father’s “child support” payments through a kickback called a “federal incentive match” under Social Security’s Title IV D Program.
For example, in 2003 alone the Title IV Program “paid” Ohio (with federal dollars) $223 MILLION in “profits” for its statewide child support collections.
By jailing indigent,unemployed, good and loving fathers, Ohio is causing large arrears for fathers to further “profit” off of. In some cases, and quite tragically, fathers will be paying his “child support” arrears for life.
Ohio Council for Fathers Rights