Who Is at Risk of Contempt of Court for Child Support Noncompliance?

This issue brief identifies characteristics of noncustodial parents in the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) demonstration project in six child support agencies across the country. The brief also includes assessments from case managers who use these characteristics to determine the reasons why they believe these noncustodial parents fall into contempt of court orders. The brief findings are drawn from PJAC records for noncustodial parents enrolled through July 31, 2019 and from interviews with case managers conducted during the spring of 2019.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
July, 2020
July 2020
Partner Resources
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Support
  • Special Populations
    • Non-custodial Parents