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Making Work Pay: Promoting Employment and Better Child Support Outcomes for Low-Income and Incarcerated Parents

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice has prepared this report in response to concerns about child support debt – in particular as it creates a barrier to employment for low-income parents and works at cross-purposes with the goals of the child support program. Drawing on examples from other states, this report identifies a range of policies that inform child support practice in New Jersey and offers administrative, legislative, and programmatic solutions to address child support arrears owed by low-income and incarcerated parents.

Making Work Pay: Promoting Employment and Better Child Support Outcomes for Low-Income and Incarcerated Parents