Child Support Services

Overview

Mission Statement

To enhance the lives of the families we serve by providing quality child support services in a courteous, respectful, fair, and professional manner.

Department Overview

Child Support Services works with parents and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support. Services include locating a parent; establishing paternity; establishing, modifying and enforcing a court order for child support; and establishing, modifying and enforcing an order for health coverage. Since 2002, the counties of Santa Cruz and San Benito have operated a regional department of Child Support Services, with Santa Cruz acting as the lead agency.

Budget Summary

Department Budget Overview

Budget Summary of Changes

The Child Support Services budget is status quo and includes negotiated increases for salary and benefits while unfunding 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) vacant Child Support Specialist II to balance the negotiated increases. It maintains 30.0 funded FTE positions that provide public-facing child support services to County residents.

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Department Services and Objectives

Total Expenses
5,914,012
0 %
1
Total Revenues
5,914,012
0 %
2
General Fund Contribution
$0
-100 %
3
Other Fund Contributions
0
0 %
3
Funded Staffing
30.00
-1.00
4
Divisions
Services
Service Overview
Operational Plan Objectives
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Footnotes

1 – Indicates change from FY 2021-22 Allowed Budget

2 – General Fund Contribution is the share of General County Revenues (primarily property tax and other local taxes) allocated to each department. Other funds that contribute to this budget are shown on the Budget Details page.

3 – Indicates change from FY 2021-22 Adjusted Funded Positions (including Board-approved mid-year changes as of April 1, 2022).

Budget Details

The charts below show department expenditures and revenues by division and service. Click on the pie charts to drill down for more detail. Complete detail can be found on the County's Transparency Portal.

Expenses by Service

Expenses and Revenues over time

Personnel Details

The chart below provides the department personnel detail by division, service, and classification.

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