Child support enforcement proclamation

RBC I Governor Bill Ritter and the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Enforcement (CSE), proclaimed August as Child Support Enforcement Month.
The month will be celebrated throughout the state in many of the 55 county CSE offices and across the nation in the CSE offices of other states. Colorado child support professionals, numbering 715 across the state, provided services for more than 140,000 families in Colorado by establishing and enforcing paternity, child support and medical support orders. This directly supports the division’s vision that children can depend upon their parents for the financial, medical and emotional support they need to be healthy and successful.
In 2008, Colorado child support collections were $320,690,560, an increase of 7 percent over 2007. Also, the number of paternities established in 2008 increased by 2 percent. That means that 18,077 father’s names were added to children’s birth certificates. The division is also celebrating the newest enforcement remedy, the interception of gambling winnings. Over a 12-month period, the collections from this remedy were more than $523,000.
A sincere “thank you” is extended to the parents who support their children financially, medically and emotionally. You help Colorado’s children succeed. When you support our children, you support our future.
For more information about child support enforcement services, contact your local county child support enforcement office: Andrea Harmon, CSE Unit administrator, Rio Blanco County, 345 Market St. 2nd floor, Meeker, 878-9640, or the Colorado Department of Human Services at (303) 866-4300 or online at https://childsupport.state.co.us