The plaintiffs in a suit challenging New Jersey’s suspension of driver’s licenses for child support arrears have alleged that the Administrative Office of the Courts used faulty data and misleading claims to convince lawmakers that the program is a success.

In annual reports to the Legislature concerning suspension of driver’s licenses as a means to collect child support, the AOC has spoken in glowing terms about the program’s ability to generate additional child support for families that rely on it. But the court’s claims about amounts generated by the program have fluctuated widely, the plaintiffs claim. And the AOC has understated the number of suspensions that are made without a hearing, according to the plaintiffs’ motion.

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