Child Support Services

Has primary responsibility for establishing parentage, establishing court orders of child support, and enforcing orders for child and family support. The Department locates parents, modifies court orders, collects and distributes court-ordered support, and works with other jurisdictions to obtain child support. Child Support Services also partners with community-based organizations and other County agencies that provide job training, job placement, peer counseling, and parenting classes to aid unemployed and underemployed non-custodial parents, enabling them to provide emotional as well as financial support to their children.

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Children Provided Support Services Every Month
Dollars of Support Collected Yearly

"We manage approximately 250,000 cases yearly. This is about 20% of the total child support caseload in California.”

Alexandra Bauer

Acting Director