Working Toward a Resolution: Facilitating Dialogue Between Parents Using Principles of Procedural Justice

This research-to-practice brief identifies lessons learned from six child support agencies in Arizona, California, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia as they implemented the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) model of child support enforcement. The PJAC model incorporates fairness in dispute resolution over child support payments and suggests that if a non-custodial parent perceives the process to be fair, he or she is more likely to comply with the order, regardless if the outcome of the process is favorable to them.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
September, 2020
Date: 
September 2020
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
Arizona
California
Michigan
Ohio
Virginia
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Support
  • Special Populations
    • Non-custodial Parents
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