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Essex County Child Support
Address:212 Washington St., 11th Floor
City:Newark
State:NJ
Zip:07102
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to enforce an existing order
Essex County Department of Citizen Services, Division of Welfare
Address:18 Rector Street, 9th Floor
City:Newark
State:NJ
Zip:07102
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to locate a parent prior to an order
Essex County Family Division
Address:212 Washington St.10th Floor
City:Newark
State:NJ
Zip:07102
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:Room # 103, 1st Floor to establish or change an order

Organizational Divisions: What service does each organization provide?

  • Welfare: The county Boards of Social Services; also known as welfare agencies, handle child support cases. The agencies work to find non-custodial parents, establish paternity and file complaints with the courts for child support and paternity. They also provide access to welfare/ TANF benefits, food stamps, Medicaid, child care, employment services and other local assistance programs.
  • Family Court: The county Family Courts schedule, conduct, record and keep track of court hearings and orders in a child support case, including issues of custody and visitation.
  • Probation: The county Probation Divisions monitor money due and paid for child support and help make sure the support continues getting paid through various enforcement efforts, if necessary.