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Shelter. Safety. Solutions. Support.

August is Child Support Awareness Month, recognized in California and nationwide. In partnership with the 47 county and regional child support offices, California Child Support Services understands that every co-parent has different wants and needs for their children, but all have the same shared goal: to see those children thrive.

The State of California is continuing to make changes to improve equity in its child support system that benefit both the mom and dad working to co-parent their kid(s). Effective January 1, 2024, Assembly Bill 1148 extends the time period after release from jail/prison before a formerly incarcerated parent must resume making their child support payments. More recently, Assembly Bill 207, effective May 1, allows Child Support Services to send all collections on behalf of families that previously received cash assistance through California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program (CalWORKs) directly to those families.

California Child Support Services is dedicated to assisting parents with services available to dads, moms, and legal guardians, designed to be neutral, helpful, and fair. Co-parents navigating the legal system of child support can enroll online or inquire at any of the 47 local agencies statewide for help with every phase of the process, including adapting support orders to changed circumstances and in some cases, avoiding the court process entirely.

During Child Support Awareness Month, it is important to remember that every family, in all their diverse shapes and sizes, has the resources to provide shelter and safety to their kids and California Child Support Services is here to provide the solutions and support to help make that happen.

Watch and download the videos (English and Spanish) below:

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Listen to and download the radio ads (English and Spanish) below:

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Video Ad (English)

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Federal Child Support Services

Visit the federal Office of Child Support Services website to learn more about the national program and find sample social media, graphics, and virtual backgrounds.