The local government in Durham County, North Carolina, is using state and federal resouces to provide a program for individuals who are struggling to pay their child support due to a lack of gainful employment, according to WRAL.com.
A significant amount in child support payments is owed by residents in the county, and the new program is designed to give job skills to individuals to provide their children with necessary funding and resource, the news source reported.
“We have folks who really want to support their families, but in this economy, of course, they are unable to for a variety of reasons,” Durham District Judge William Marsh said in a conference.
The New Life Court program will give individuals intense job training that ranges from learning computer skills to providing helpful tips for finding employment opportunities, according to WRAL.
The Durham Herald-Sun reported that several residents have already been helped by the program, which opened their eyes to ways to improve their resumes and computer competency.