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Child Support Services

Child Support Services

The department of Child Support Services collaborates with parents, courts, governmental agencies, and community resources to support the long-term well-being of customers’ children by establishing and enforcing court orders for financial and medical support.


Increased the percentage of current support collected to current support owed to 72% (of $160 million)

Collected and distributed $177 million in child support payments 

Maintained the percentage of open cases with an enforceable order to 90% of 64,137

Established parentage in 99% of children in the caseload

Ranked 17th in the State in collections for current support, the highest ranking of the six largest counties

Ranked 5th in the State in collecting child support arrears

Collected $3.73 for every $1.00 spent on operations

Increased public assistance grant adjustments to 17% from 5% the year before

Continued to collaborate with parents, courts, governmental agencies, and community resources to support the long-term well-being of customers’ children by establishing and enforcing court orders for financial and medical support

Enhanced customer service by implementing payment for customers in all San Diego DCSS locations, resulting in nearly $1 million in child support collected

Expanded "In Your Neighborhood" outreach event in public libraries from 3 locations to 8 locations and assisted over 200 customers

Department of Child Support Services