State Agencies

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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Our partnership with states and other child support agencies helps serve families and promote parental responsibility.

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Contact information for state and tribal child support agencies

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Resources for implementing or enhancing a child support-led employment service program

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Top State Agency Resources

Translation in Outgoing International Cases

August 26, 2021

Addresses frequently asked questions about state IV-D agencies’ responsibility to provide translated orders and documents in outgoing international cases

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Submittal of Annual Certification Letter — 2021

August 17, 2021

Provides states with Annual Certification Letter to complete and return by Sept. 30, 2021

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FY 2018 Annual Report to Congress

March 24, 2021

Highlights financial and statistical program achievements based on data reported by state and tribal child support agencies

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Child Support Resource Guide for State IV-D Directors - Revised

July 16, 2021

Provides child support directors important information about child support program requirements

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Reinvesting Child Support Incentive Payments

January 31, 2020

Provides instructions and guidance on submitting a request for reinvesting child support incentive payments

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Exemption Requests from Mandatory Laws and Procedures

December 11, 2019

Provides instructions for submitting requests for exemption from mandatory laws and procedures

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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

A series of research briefs that share lessons learned through implementation of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) demonstration project.

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