Education, Rehabilitation, and Support Enforcement (ERASE) and Project Support are Early Intervention Programs (EIP) that enforce child support collections by educating non-compliant, non-custodial parents and monitoring their payments.
Clients Served Last Year:
Funding Generously Provided by:
Nassau County Department of Social Services, Suffolk County Department of Social Services, and private donations.
The Family Court process can be very confusing and intimidating. Non-custodial and custodial parents alike may not fully understand the components of their child support order. As a result, non-custodial parents may not make child support payments in a timely manner.
Provide parents with helpful information, tools for success such as vocational services, and payment monitoring throughout the first steps of child support payment to improve compliance.
How We Do it:
ERASE and Project Support staff conduct post-court interviews with newly-ordered, non-custodial parents that explain their legal rights and responsibilities. The parents receive information on their amount of court-ordered child support, proper payment instructions, probation procedures, and enforcement procedures. Their child support payments are monitored for the first six weeks of the effective date of the court order to ensure parents are compliant with Family Court. If a parent becomes non-compliant, a violation request is sent to the Child Support Enforcement Bureau for further action. Vocational assistance and help with job placement are also offered for individuals to help meet their child support payments.
The Outcomes of Education, Rehabilitation, and Support Enforcement
Because ERASE and Project Support participants have a better understanding of the child support system, over 75% make timely child support payments, totaling more than one million dollars.
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