Oklahoma Program Helps Deadbeat Noncustodial Parents Become Employable and Find and Keep Jobs to Pay Support

One Oklahoma county is testing a new approach to child support enforcement.

Separate the noncustodial parents who don’t want to pay from the noncustodial parents who do want to pay but can’t, because they don’t have a job.

For the noncustodial parents who fall into the second category, a Court Liaison works with local organizations to help them become employable, find and keep a job, in return for regular support payments. The Liaison also keeps tabs on the noncustodial parents.

The employers who hire the noncustodial parents receive a tax credit as well as an employee.

Read more in this Shawnee Sun article: New Program Aimed At Better Child Support.