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New Jersey Child Support Institute

The New Jersey Child Support Institute (NJCSI) is a collaborative partnership of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, Office of Child Support Services (OCSS); the Judiciary; the County Welfare Agencies (CWA); and the Institute for Families at the School of Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. NJCSI is the first comprehensive training program designed exclusively for the professionals employed in the New Jersey Child Support Program.

Initial funding for the institute was awarded in 2005; NJCSI opened its doors and offered its first training course in the spring of 2007. The original concept was to create a training institute with a strong university partnership that would enable the New Jersey Child Support Program to meet its training needs with a high degree of credibility using proven adult learning methodologies.

NJCSI's mission is to deliver coordinated and comprehensive training to the 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 delivers training programs to child support staff from New Jersey’s 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 sessions at three state-of-the-art training facilities throughout New Jersey, as well as upon request at agencies and offices. Instructors include subject-matter experts and former child support professionals with experience in the Office of Child Support Services, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Judiciary, the Family Divisions, the Probation Child Support Enforcement Units, and the County Welfare Agencies.

Click on the links at left for more information about NJCSI’s programs and services.

Contact Us
New Jersey Child Support Institute
Institute for Families
School of Social Work
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
55 Commercial Avenue, 3rd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Mia Sena
Director of Human Services Training and Educational Programs (HSTEP)
Institute for Families, School of Social Work
848-932-0513
msena@ssw.rutgers.edu

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