The NPOWR! Program (Noncustodial Parent Outreach Work Referral program) is a 90 day program designed to provide employment placement assistance and job readiness services to noncustodial parents who are unemployed and behind in their child support payments.
Children need financial support from both parents. However, some noncustodial parents may want to pay, but may not be able to because of lack of employment or the skills necessary to maintain steady employment. The Arkansas Office of Child Support Enforcement has partnered with the Arkansas Workforce Centers, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, and Arkansas Workforce Development Board, who provide services to help the noncustodial parent with skills assessment tools and job search assistance.
The program is currently open only to NCPs residing in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties. The NCP must live in Pulaski or Lonoke County, but the case can be an open enforcement case in any county within Arkansas. The NCP must also be unemployed and at least 30-90 days behind in child support payments.
For more information on the program or to find out if your case may be eligible for the program, you may:
- Call the NPOWR! Program Information line at (501) 371-5020. You will be asked to leave your name and telephone number. We will contact you regarding the program, or
- Fill in the online NPOWR! Inquiry form below.
Inquiries regarding program administration should be directed to the Communications and Outreach Department at (501) 682-6079.