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Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC)

In September 2016, OCSE awarded Section 1115 grants for the PJAC project to 5 state child support agencies in Arizona, California, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia, and awarded a grant to Georgia to manage the evaluation of the project.

The five-year demonstration project will allow grantees to examine whether incorporating procedural justice principles into child support business practices increases reliable child support payments. The goals are to increase reliable payments, reduce arrears, minimize the need for continued enforcement actions and sanctions, and reduce the inappropriate use of contempt.

Who Is at Risk of Contempt of Court for Noncompliance?

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Grantees share lessons learned from implementing the PJAC model

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Press Release

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OCSE awards $2.1 million for procedural justice-informed alternatives to contempt child support cases

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Top PJAC Resources

Last Reviewed: August 10, 2020

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