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 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.
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State and Tribal Child Support Agency Contacts
Top State Agency Resources
Published: October 17, 2018ACF IM-18-01 encourages all human service agencies, including offices of child support enforcement, to jointly create an environment that prioritizes father
Published: September 12, 2018Reminds states to submit the OCSE-157 Annual Data Report by December 31, 2018
Published: September 7, 2018Infographic on collections, caseloads and cost-effectiveness of the child support program based on FY 2017 preliminary data
Published: June 25, 2018Provides child support directors important information about the child support program requirements
Published: February 23, 2018Announces an increase in the annual collection fee from $25 to $35 when collections to family equal $550 each fiscal year
Published: February 15, 2018Clarifies that HHS approves exemption requests to use incentives to provide employment programs for noncustodial parents
Published: April 10, 2017Notifies states of State Plan pages and their due dates for submission to comply with the child support final rule
Published: January 30, 2017Map of OCSE regions, states can contact regional representatives for technical and program assistance
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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
Graphic displaying cost-benefit differences between jail and providing job services.
Impact report: low-cost, low-effort interventions informed by behavioral science insights can improve child support outcomes.