Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt

The Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) project seeks to increase parents’ compliance with child support orders by using procedural justice principles to increase trust and confidence in their processes and to reduce the use of contempt for noncompliant parents. The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement is funding six local child support agencies to implement a demonstration of these strategies. The evaluation of PJAC will use a random assignment design and include implementation and benefit cost studies. As a subcontractor to MDRC, MEF is leading evaluation operations and implementation research in two sites and leading the cost- benefit cost analysis.

Child Support Enforcement | Fatherhood and Family Strengthening Programs
Mary Farrell | Asaph Glosser | Sam Elkin | Bright Sarfo | Angela Gaffney