Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement

Vicki TureVicki Turetskytsky was appointed as the Commissioner for the Office of Child Support Enforcement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. As Commissioner, she oversees the child support program operated by each state and by many tribes.

Ms. Turetsky brings more than 25 years of experience as a public administrator and advocate for low-income families. She is a nationally recognized expert in family policy, and has been instrumental in efforts to boost child support payments to families and to establish realistic child support policies that encourage fathers to work and play an active parenting role.

Prior to her appointment, she served as the Director of Family Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy, where she specialized in child support, responsible fatherhood and prisoner reentry policies. The author of numerous publications, she was a visiting lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and has received several national awards.

She also has held positions at the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service, MDRC, Union County Legal Services in New Jersey, and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. As a division director at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, she received one of the state’s first “reinventing government” awards. She received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.