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Detainees for child-support arrears in Virginia

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days in jail in fiscal year 2009718,961

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average number of child support detainees in jail each day1,970

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show cause cases in 200863468

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% resulting in incarceration0.46figure from study of contempt hearings in SC; see SC workbook

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average length of child-support incarceration30days; low-end guestimate

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detainees in jail every day2400

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Data itemsSource and notes

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Last year, Assistant Attorney Generals appeared for juvenile and circuit court proceedings in all jurisdictions of the Commonwealth and represented DCSE in 122,791 hearings. These attorneys assisted DCSE in collecting a record $10.5 million in lump sum child support payments—many payments were collected as jailed noncustodial parents (NCPs) purged themselves of civil contempt to secure their release. The number of civil contempt (incarceration) hearings totaled 3,700, resulting in 718,961 days in jail.Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement. 2009 Fact Sheet: Virginia Child Support Enforcement

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Since it was initiated in 1995, the Virginia Drivers License Suspension Program has resulted in collections of $363.8 million in delinquent child support, with more than 18,310 licenses suspended.http://www.dss.virginia.gov/files/about/reports/children/child_support/statistical_resources/statistics_2009.pdf

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The Division’s caseload includes more than 359,000 cases involving over 440,000 children. In 2010, the Division filed approximately 61,390 court pleadings, which included 33,884 motions for show cause (55% of total pleadings). Roughly 3,300 noncustodial parents (10% of the show cause actions and less than 1% of the Division’s caseload) were found in civil contempt and sentenced to confinement with a purge clause. In those cases, courts ordered approximately 725,230 total jail days; however, the number of days actually served was significantly lower as the majority of individuals paid the purge amount. Noncustodial parents paid approximately $13 million either before a court hearing to avoid a contempt finding or after a court hearing to purge the contempt finding and either avoid or be released from jail.U.S. Supreme Court, Turner v. Rogers, Docket No. 10-10, Brief of Senators Demint, Graham, Johanns and Rubio in Support of Respondents. Appendix, COMPENDIUM OF RESPONSES COLLECTED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT (DECEMBER 28, 2010)

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http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publishing/previewbriefs/Other_Brief_Updates/10-10_RespondentAmCu3Senators.pdf

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Virginia Domestic (excluding juvenile) cases by case category in 2008

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CAPIAS CIVIL SUPPORTCRIMINAL SUPPORTFELONIES MISDEMEANORS OTHER REMAND SUPPORTSHOW CAUSESPOUSAL ABUSETOTAL DOMESTICCompiled from Virginia Administrative Office for the Courts statistics:

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total cases concluded by category22,63372,5739217,00959,1412,2584,62663,46822,983264,783http://www.courts.state.va.us/courtadmin/aoc/judpln/csi/stats/ei03_2008.pdf

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final dispositions within case category:source supplies county-level data

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Arrearage established34171600003140525The relation of these statistics to the above statistics isn't clear.

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Bond forfeited000003032035

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Complied with law230410028442

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Extradition waived0001000001

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Certified to grand jury0005,8073600005,843

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Defer imposition of sentence0150210048470

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Dismissed/lack of notice33540006039648807

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Dismissed/denied8,71520,044121,84018,687538933,1428,53991,526

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Fugitive file4,54864761201,056303,56759,952

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Granted268,13513471348733081588,30718,001

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Guilty6,501994102,49215,09342115,0678340,283

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Judgment on arrearage037000009046

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Not found735000005712615

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Nolle prosequi7683205,11917,703911,6261525,273

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Not guilty1,0713531264,027202,70027,966

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Order vacated726110320340317

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Other2427,1359206123813,7501,3114,16717,627

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Resolved252,78756272381684188964,471

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Sentence/probation revoked500000013018

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Support ordered525,0151204233747561326,202

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Transferred (ie, to another jurisdiction, agency, etc)1251,58021,3621,64126414284325,304

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Withdrawn3685,292137577312,9966549,448