Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is everyone’s concern. It reaches into schools, workplaces, social settings, and communities at large. As Governor Chris Christie outlined in his State of NJ Executive Department Proclamation:
Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects people of all ages, races, genders, and income levels
Domestic violence is widespread and affects more than four million Americans each year
One in three Americans has witnessed an incident of domestic violence
Children that grow up in violent homes are believed to be abused and neglected at a rate higher than the national average
Domestic violence costs the nation billions of dollars annually
Join the NJ Office of Child Support Services in promoting the national and local effort to increase the awareness of and prevention of domestic violence. Join us also in celebrating the strength of the individuals battered and their child(ren).
If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact: New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-SAFE National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE or visit www.thehotline.org
Welcome to the New Jersey Child Support website. The site features the essential information for all the child support customers and audiences we serve, including custodial parents, non-custodial parents, employers, child support professionals, staff, and supporting organizations and agencies.
Child support is more than just money
It is the responsibility of each parent - both mother and father - to make sure their child has enough food to eat, clothes to wear and a safe place to live. Still, some children do not get the support they need.
Regardless of their living situation or relationship, both parents should provide the financial, medical and emotional support a child needs to grow into a responsible adult. New Jersey's Child Support Program can help.
There are two parents in every child support case. One is the custodial parent (or the payee) - the one who lives with the child and has the primary day-to-day responsibility. And the other is the non-custodial parent (or the payor) - who also has important responsibilities.
Co-parenting is vital to maintaining a healthy relationship with your child. Although one person may have the day-to-day duties, taking shared responsibility is a key element in the support and success of children.
Remember: your child has the right to support and you have the right to this help. All the services described on this site are available to you.
We hope the information here will help you find your way along the child support road. Keep in mind: Child support is more than just money. If you would like more information, call the New Jersey Child Support Information Line, 1-877-NJKIDS1. Click here for the Guide to NJ Child Support Hotline Short Cuts.