Source: (2002) Supreme Court of Florida.

Alternatives to incarceration could embrace a balanced and restorative approach to criminal justice.4 This approach requires the offender to be held accountable for his or her criminal actions by recognizing the harm done, including indirectly to his or her child, and by imposing a solution that would enable the offender to seek to repair the harm resulting from his or her criminal behavior, including the continued payment of child support. However, given that there are no such options available at this time, I would afford the trial courts as much discretion as possible in deciding when and whether a petition to modify should be granted.(excerpt)

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