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Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement Unit
Latesha Parks, Asst. Chief Probation Officer 
Superior Court of NJ
 
595 Newark Ave, Room 301
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
(201) 217-5002

The Child Support Enforcement Unit is responsible for the collection and distribution of child and spousal support obligations. In this role the Unit also enforces the support orders utilizing various administrative processes mandated by law as well as initiating enforcement actions with the court.

Customer Service Bureau

Our Customer Service Bureau is open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, on Tuesdays until 7:00 P.M. and on Saturdays from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Clients are able to walk in with or without an appointment to discuss their case or make child support or alimony payments

Call Center

Clients and the general public can obtain automated payment information, listen to recorded information regarding enforcement and modification of support orders and general information about the child support system by calling 877-NJKIDS1, 877-655-4371. This information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If the caller has a question, they may also speak to a child support professional who will assist with any aspect of child support including initiating enforcement; thus eliminating the need to speak to the caseworker. The service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. Information is also available on the New Jersey website at www.judiciary.state.nj.us/probchild/index.htm.

Enforcement Teams

Hudson County is currently monitoring over 26,000 child support collection cases. This caseload is divided into five Enforcement Teams. The caseworkers monitor these cases to see that they are in compliance with the existing court order, update demographic information and initiate appropriate enforcement actions for cases not in compliance.

Warrant Team

The Warrant Team monitors cases for which a warrant has been issued for the arrest of the obligor. Once apprehended, staff assigned to this unit will attempt to reach an agreement with the obligor to pay an amount to reduce the accumulated arrears and to comply with the support order. Otherwise, they will appear before the court with the obligor to provide information to the court about the account. The contact telephone number for this section is 201-217-5002, Option 1.

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