In Maryland, five counties – Baltimore, Dorchester, Frederick, Howard, and Prince George’s – piloted case stratification for six months between November 2010 to April 2011. The goal of the pilot was to determine whether varying the enforcement strategies based on payment history is effective in getting delinquent cases to start paying and for cases in good standing to continue payments. This report will provide information about payments among cases included in the pilot. The following questions will be answered:
1) What percent of sample cases made payments compared to comparison group?
2) What percent of recent non-paying sample cases made a payment during the pilot?
3) What percent of severely delinquent sample cases made a payment during the pilot?
Case stratification, as a means to improve payment compliance, could be a successful endeavor for agencies as it involves assessment of a case and the obligor in order to determine the best case management strategy for that case. To address the effectiveness of the Maryland case stratification pilot, we will...