New Jersey Child Support Institute

The New Jersey Child Support Institute (NJCSI) provides comprehensive training for professionals who work in New Jersey's Child Support Program to ensure that children and their families obtain the financial and medical security they deserve. NJCSI is a collaborative partnership between New Jersey's Office of Child Support Services (OCSS), the New Jersey Judiciary, County Welfare Agencies (CWAs), and the School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The New Jersey Child Support Institute (NJCSI) provides comprehensive training for professionals who work in New Jersey's Child Support Program to ensure that children and their families obtain the financial and medical security they deserve. Under a 13-million, three-year contract with the Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, The Institute delivers training programs for the more than 2,500 child support workers in the County Welfare Agencies, Probation Child Support Enforcement Units, and Family Divisions. NJCSI employs an integrated, Web-based Learning Management System that consolidates registration, enrollment management, evaluation, and reporting functions. NJCSI develops all curricular materials, including hands-on computer simulations, and delivers all training at 3 training facilities throughout New Jersey. By the end of 2008, NJCSI had trained over 1,120 child support professionals.  Recently our staff presented NJCSI's progress at conferences nationwide, including an address to the National Child Support Enforcement Association in Florida, National Child Support Enforcement Training Conference in Washington, DC, and the National Judicial Task Force in Washington D.C. On a local level NJCSI supports the annual New Jersey Child Support Conference as an exhibitor and presented training workshops for the conference council.