The Parent Support Program works with non-custodial parents to help them find employment, increase child support payments, and engage with their children.
The Parent Support Program helps non-custodial parents meet their child support obligations and build stronger relationships with their children. The program links participants with a range of employment services and other assistance, including job skills development, vocational training, case management, family life-skills classes, continuing education and literacy classes, legal advice and representation, transportation assistance, and child care.
Judges refer non-custodial parents to the program when they appear in court for child support cases. A resource coordinator assesses each client’s individual needs and links them with appropriate services. The resource coordinator then monitors the client’s participation in the program, and provides the court with regular progress reports.
Our parent support programs have helped hundreds of parents reconnect with their children and make a meaningful contribution to their development. For example, over its first six years of operation, the program in Kings County increased child support payments from participants by $3.4 million.