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Child Support Services
Adopted Expenditures
By Program 2017-18 Adopted Change from 2016-17 Adopted
Case Management & Collections
 
$9,583,883
100%
$1,000
0.0%
Total Department
 
$9,583,883
100%
$1,000
0.0%
Mission Statement

To serve children and families by establishing parentage and enforcing support orders in a fair and equitable manner.

About the Department

In 1975, Congress amended the Social Security Act of 1935 to create the Child Support program, because the security of every family rests on financial support from both parents.  Santa Barbara County’s Department of Child Support Services (CSS) works within a national network of agencies to establish parentage, establish and enforce financial and medical support orders, and collect and distribute court-ordered payments.  Child Support services are available to all families, regardless of income or immigration status and can be accessed through www.countyofsb.org/css or in person at 201 S. Miller #206 in Santa Maria or 4 E. Carrillo in Santa Barbara.  The program is funded by State and Federal funds, with centralized authority residing in Sacramento in the State Department of Child Support Services.

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