When parents experience domestic violence, safety is a primary concern, especially if they decide to pursue child support. Survivors need safe opportunities to disclose information to their child support office. OCSE and its partners help parents to safeguard sensitive information. Adjusting child support services to meet the survivor’s circumstances or risks helps give peace of mind and access to greater financial stability.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help victims of domestic violence find the information and support they need by calling 1-800-799-7233.
Top Safely Pursuing Child Support Resources
Child Support When You're Afraid of the Other Parent
A guide to help parents who have experienced domestic violence assess safety for receiving child support services
Family Violence Prevention & Services
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program helps provide shelters to victims, coordinate with states, increase public awareness, and more.
Family Violence Collaboration
Describes collaboration efforts to reduce the risk of family violence and help violence survivors pursue child support safely
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
VAWnet is a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and a resource library on violence against women and related issues.