Using Principles of Procedural Justice to Engage Disconnected Parents

Training Approaches Applied in the PJAC Demonstration Project

Publication Date: April 1, 2020

This 7-page brief (PDF)is the second in a series developed primarily for child support practitioners and administrators that shares lessons learned as the six participating child support agencies implement the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) model. It describes the outreach and engagement strategies employed by PJAC project staff members in their work with both noncustodial and custodial parents.

For an overview of the PJAC demonstration, see A New Response to Child Support Noncompliance: Introducing the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Project.


This brief is not an OCSE publication. MDRC produced this brief under contract to the State of Georgia’s Division of Child Support Services in the Department of Human Services, with funds from the PJAC evaluation grant awarded by OCSE to the state. This brief is in the public domain. Permission to reproduce is not necessary.

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of OCSE, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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