State and local child support agencies implement policies to establish fatherhood, set realistic orders, collect payments, and reduce child support debt. State and local child support programs also develop innovative family-centered strategies to improve the well-being of children.
Each state and tribe manages cases and operates its child support program based on individual state, tribal and federal regulations. They offer services to all who need them, regardless of income, residency, nationality, or gender.
Child Support Websites & General Contact Information
Top State Agency Resources
- Published: May 13, 2016Highlights financial and statistical program achievements based on data reported by state and tribal support agencies
- Published: April 18, 2016Highlights financial and statistical achievements based on preliminary data reported by state child support agencies
- Published: June 2, 2016Resource guide on the 2008 amendments to UIFSA for state caseworkers and attorneys
- Published: April 8, 2016Announces the National Child Support Strategic Plan for FFY 2015-2019
- Published: March 16, 2016A summary of the child support-related legislative proposals included in the Administration’s FY 2017 Budget
- Published: March 21, 2016DOJ resources to reform practices for assessing ability to pay as part of enforcement efforts to collect fees and fines
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State Program Innovations
Highlighted below are innovative practices designed to help child support become a reliable source of income for families.
States with work-oriented programs for noncustodial parents with active child support agency involvement
Lists states that have policies to compromise child support debt owed to the state
State Child Support Agencies with Programs to Ensure that Child Support Orders Reflect Current Earnings
Provides information on state child support agencies that have programs to ensure that child support orders reflect current earnings
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Impact report: low-cost, low-effort interventions informed by behavioral science insights can improve child support outcomes.