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
Child Support Resource Guide for State IV-D Directors - Revised
State Annual Certification Statement - 2021
Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits – expires 1/31/2024
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.
This final report includes summaries from all BICS sites and overarching lessons from the project
States with work-oriented programs for noncustodial parents with active child support agency involvement
Characteristics of parents enrolled in the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternative to Contempt Demonstration