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.
Top State Agency Resources
Translation in Outgoing International Cases
Submittal of Annual Certification Letter — 2021
FY 2018 Annual Report to Congress
Child Support Resource Guide for State IV-D Directors - Revised
Reinvesting Child Support Incentive Payments
Exemption Requests from Mandatory Laws and Procedures
State Program Innovations
Highlighted below are innovative practices and pilot projects designed to help child support become a reliable source of income for families, increase parent engagement, or improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
32 states operate a child support-led employment program for noncustodial parents.
This final report includes summaries from all BICS sites and overarching lessons from the project
Characteristics of parents enrolled in the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternative to Contempt Demonstration