Child Support and Welfare Reform

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MICHAEL KHARFEN: Spokesman for the US Department of Health and Human Services. BRUCE WAGSTAFF: Deputy Director of the Welfare Programs Division in the California Department of Social Services. SUE SPIER: President and Founder of S.P.U.N.K., Single Parents United n' Kids - a 15 year-old child support advocacy group. WAYNE DOSS: Director of Bureau of Family Support Operations with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. BETTY NORDWIND: Executive Director of Harriett Buhi Center for Family Law, a nonprofit legal aid firm that recently published an analysis of Los Angeles County's child support services entitled "Government's Failure to Provide." DEBBIE POWELL: Ex-wife of the #2 'most wanted' deadbeat dad according to the L.A. D.A.'s office, and the first one to be publicized on the internet. She has struggled with L.A. county for 5 years and has yet to be paid. BOB BURTON: Director of United Fathers of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping fathers. Has five boys of his own and has raised an additional five. ANNELLE GRAJEDA: General Manager of Local 660 of the Service Employees International Union KATHRYN MONTGOMER: President and Co-Founder of Center for Media Education. (In Los Angeles as part of a forum on New Media and the Family)

topic: The Local 660 Strike Threat



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton