Child Support Enforcement
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Probation Services, Child Support Enforcement Unit seeks to promote the welfare and safety of children, families and communities in New Jersey. There are approximately 300,000 child support cases in the state of NJ, which are monitored and enforced through local Probation Divisions.
The AOC Probation Services provides oversight to the 21 Probation Child Support Divisions within the Judiciary. The primary responsibility of the AOC unit is to develop and implement policies and procedures, provide customer service to external and internal clients and administer technical and liaison support while maintaining confidential protocols. The Intergovernmental Case Registry (ICR) is a unit within the AOC that is responsible for receiving, processing, and distributing all intergovernmental petitions that request the establishment of paternity or support or the enforcement of a support order. The ICR also serves as liaison to all interstate and international partners and responds to inquiries on intergovernmental IV-D cases.
The New Jersey toll-free child support number is 1-877-NJKIDS1 (1-877-655-4371) and it is available 24 hours a day. Call this telephone number to access the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system or speak to a representative. You may obtain information concerning payments, services available, tax offset, visitation, emancipation, termination, custody, credit bureau reporting, and how to apply for child support. Visit the New Jersey Child Support website at www.njchildsupport.org to view other important information and updates.