A New Response to Child Support Noncompliance

Caroline Mage, Peter Baird, and Cynthia Miller
June 2019

This study brief describes the current contempt process and gives background information on procedural justice. Then, it lays out a project design that will allow evaluators to compare the outcomes on cases of using each method. The PJAC model is meant to increase engagement, which will lead to the consistent payment of support. It includes four components: case assessment, outreach and engagement, case conference, and case management and services.