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Promote parental responsibility to enhance the well-being of children by providing child support services to establish parentage and collect child support


All parents are engaged in supporting their children


  • Children and Families
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Operational Excellence and Innovation
  • Collaboration and Cooperation
  • Integrity, Fairness and Respect
  • Professional and Ethical Conduct
  • A Skilled and Knowledgeable Workforce

The California Department of Child Support Services oversees a network of 47 local child support agencies that provide services to the general public at the county level. Having a case with Child Support Services creates a record of all child support payments, provides a neutral go-between for parents, and can help both parents avoid court and assist with navigating the child support system. Child Support Services staff act in the public interest and do not represent either side of a child support case. 

Strategic Plan

Facilitate consistent support, strengthen customer engagement, enhance programs, build partnerships, improve service delivery

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roadmap

Learn about the department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities 


Are you a passionate self-starter interested in contributing to our high-performance team? Join California Child Support Services and work with an energetic, forward thinking department that is committed to growing our talented staff.

Child Support Awareness Month

Recognizes that families come in all shapes and sizes and that means one size does not fit all when it comes to the service and care required

Disability Advisory Committee

Advises the Director and the Equal Employment Opportunity Office on issues of concern to employees with disabilities