Responsible Parent Project

Helping Parents Meet Their Responsibility

Rhode Island Legal Services’ Responsible Parent Project fulfills an important role in the Rhode Island Family Court by representing those parents threatened with incarceration for failure to pay court ordered child support. The focus of the project remains assisting parents to assume their child support responsibilities in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties. Defendants who are facing incarceration as a result of a Motion to Adjudge in Contempt in the area of child support, and cannot afford an attorney, are referred to the Responsible Parent Project for full legal representation.