But low-income fathers often struggle to meet this responsibility. They may not make enough money. Or job loss may have changed their ability to pay. When fathers don’t pay, enforcement comes in—causing many low-income fathers to go underground in fear.
Failure to pay can result in jail time. Once sent to jail, a father’s inability to pay is made worse.
Helping fathers understand and navigate child support is central to our programs.
Fathers who are incarcerated solely for their failure to pay child support can participate in our JOBS NOT JAIL PROGRAM
Working with the Child Support Services Division (CSSD), we help fathers identify steps to resolve an outstanding warrant and avoid jail.