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The Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA) was established in 2000 as a non-profit association to represent the local child support directors of California’s 58 counties. The association strives to be of service to local child support agencies (LCSA) in their effort to provide children and families with the financial, medical, and emotional support required to be productive and healthy citizens in our society.
To collaborate as a unified voice, transforming the lives of children
To educate, collaborate, and advocate in support of California’s families
Statement of Values
The Child Support Directors Association strives to maintain the highest level of professionalism. The California child support program community reflects the rich diversity of the State of California – one of the most diverse communities in the world and one which we proudly serve on a daily basis. We are bound by Federal and State law prohibiting discrimination or disparate treatment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, political affiliation, ancestry, and national origin. All activities and publications of the Association shall conform to the following statement of values:
Message from CSDA President Natalie Dillon
Welcome to the Child Support Directors Association of California (CSDA) website. CSDA is the professional association charged with supporting the 49 Local Child Support Agency (LCSA) Directors representing 58 counties and the nearly 7,000 child support professionals throughout California.
The Association’s core purpose is to collaborate as a unified voice transforming the lives of children. As a coalition of experts, we assist the LCSA’s, child support stakeholders, parents, and other interested parties in achieving the current goals of the California Child Support program as outlined by the California Department of Child Support Services (DCSS).
Our mission is: To educate, collaborate, and advocate in support of California’s families. As advocates for our program and customers, we offer professional development, outreach and educational tools, and other collaborative opportunities to further the mission of the program and highlight the importance of parents supporting children both emotionally and financially.
Child support has evolved from its primary mission of cost recovery to a program that has a greater focus on family-centered services, supporting the economic security, health, and social well-being of California’s children.
California’s Child Support Program collects over $2.4 billion annually for the one million children it serves. However, it is frequently not considered as a resource by government or other agencies when discussing self-sufficiency, or by the families who would benefit most from the program’s services. Child Support is a poverty solution. Child Support should be considered when discussing self-sufficiency. By definition – we are supporting family self-sufficiency.
I strongly believe in the value of our collective work to achieve the goal of helping families. Improving communication and investing in stakeholder relationships will be integral to our work going forward. This is an exciting time to be involved in the California Child Support program; our renewed focus on programmatic outcomes, customer service and improving the lives of the children and families is energizing.
We look forward to continuing this conversation with you. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Association to engage with us to help transform the lives of children.
Natalie Dillon – CSDA President
Director, Yolo County Department of Child Support Services
CSDA Contact Information:
2150 River Plaza Dr., Suite 420
Sacramento, CA 95833