Infographic: Jobs Not Jail

Child support programs and courts across the country are connecting noncustodial parents to job services as an alternative to jail. At a relatively low cost, job services have been shown to help parents find work, stay employed, pay child support, and avoid crime. This infographic from the Office of Child Support Enforcement contrasts the costs and benefits, and displays how courts are successfully using work-oriented services to achieve child support compliance from noncustodial parents who were once unemployed or underemployed.