Achieving and maintaining economic stability is vital for parents because children depend on stable financial support. Parents who owe child support need steady income to make payments. To increase parents’ ability to pay, many child support programs help connect parents to work – mostly through referral programs. Many states can connect unemployed or underemployed parents to employment services.
Top Job Services Links
Department of Labor CareerOneStop
CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and offers visitors information on career exploration, training, and jobs.
Jobs Not Jail
Graphically displays cost-benefit differences between providing job services and jail
Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration
CSPED Fact Sheet #1 introduces the grant, which tests the efficacy of child support-led employment strategies in 8 states
Work-Oriented Programs for Noncustodial Parents
States with work-oriented programs for noncustodial parents with active child support agency involvement