Issue 12.2018.09 - September 2018

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Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty

By Leon Fernando, Customer Service Manager, Alameda County DCSS

California has the highest rate of child poverty in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure. One in five children in California live in poverty … Read more.


Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Updates to the Guideline Calculator

By Selis Koker, Attorney III, California Department of Child Support Services

The biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax system in more than 30 years was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) went into effect on January 1, 2018 … Read more.


Why Attend the CSDA 2018 Legal College?

Hear why from 2 IV-D attorneys!

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By Ron Ladage, Assistant Director/Chief Attorney, El Dorado County DCSS, & Marissa de Almeida, Chief Attorney, Stanislaus County DCSS

The 2018 CSDA Legal College will be held October 1–4 at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach in Orange County, CA. What do we have in store for you this year?… Read more.


How Social Media Can Work for You

By Judith M. Green, Social Media Specialist, Los Angeles County CSSD

Did you know social media is now one of the most impactful forms of digital marketing? According to Hootsuite, eleven new people start using social media every second, which is about 1 million people every day. There are now 3 billion people using social media… Read more.


Legislative update

By Greg Wilson, Executive Director, CSDA

The Child Support Directors Association has been watching several legislative bills this year several of which continue to move forward in the legislative process… Read more.


Where do California laws come from?

There are thousands of bills introduced and hundreds of new laws enacted every legislative cycle. As CSDA continues to contemplate its place in this legislative process, it is important to understand the nuts and bolts of law-making before diving in to influence those bills… Read more.


August 2018 Child Support Awareness Month (CSAM)

See a portion of what 4 LCSA's did during Child Support Awareness Month, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Kern & Stanislaus… Read more.


Meet Your Peers


Mike Dent

Regional Director, Sierra Nevada Regional DCSS

Greetings. My name is George Michael Dent and I am the new Director of the Sierra Nevada Regional Child Support Agency. You can call me Mike… Read more.


Julie Prado

Executive Director, Central Sierra Child Support Agency, JPA

Wow, it has been a while since I have written about myself in this way. Let’s see if I can make it somewhat interesting!… Read more.


An Overview of the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO)

By Greg Wilson, Executive Director, CSDA

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) was first created on October 8, 1941, with the mission to provide analysis and nonpartisan advice to the California Legislature on fiscal and policy issues … Read more.


LPC Corner - Changes to the Ethics Rule

By Colin S. Anderson, Yolo County DCSS

For years the California State Bar has been talking about changing the Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys in the State of California. This topic was raised… Read more.


CSDA Attorneys say “Goodbye Slack. Hello MS Teams.”

By Gina Johnson, Supervising Attorney, San Joaquin County DCSS

Microsoft Teams Now Available to All LCSA Attorneys. For the past few years… Read more.


People on the Move - September 2018

Who’s going where? Send an email to Stacy Gray to share in our next issue of OneVoice… Read more.


35th Annual WICSEC Conference

Great Plains Greater Purpose


October 14 – 18, 2018

Omaha, Nebraska



Upcoming CSDA Events

Children & Family Policy Symposium

Hilton Sacramento Arden West

March 13, 2019


Child Support Training Conference & Expo

Hyatt Regency Orange County

April 29 - May 2, 2019


This is your newsletter. We want to hear from you!

What would you like to see included, what would be most helpful, what would make this a look-forward-to publication? Also, share with your peers and fellow child support industry professionals your good works. If you have done something within your county that you are proud of, have some promotions … Read more.





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