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Cape May County Board of Social Services Social Services Building
Address:4005 Route 9 South
City:Rio Grande
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Comments:to locate a parent prior to an order
Cape May County Family Division Court Complex
Address:4 Moore Road
City:Cape May Courthouse
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Office Hours:Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Comments:to establish or change an order
Cape May County Probation Enforcement Court Complex
Address:9 North Main Street
City:Cape May Courthouse
Phone:1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371)
Office Hours:M-F 8:30am–4:30pm
Comments:to enforce an existing 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.