Issue 13.2018.11 - November 2018

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Level Of Effort Study

By Natalie Dillon, Director, Yolo County DCSS

The Level of Effort (LOE) study is a joint effort of the California Department of Child Support Services (CA DCSS) and the Child Support Directors Association (CSDA) to assist in developing a budget proposal for SFY 2019-2020… Read more.


The Name Says It All

By Rosemary Gray, Charity Coordinator, Alameda County DCSS

Homelessness is a growing crisis, especially in the Bay Area where the cost of living is high and affordable housing is scarce. One group often overlooked in discussions about this crisis is homeless youth… Read more.


Building Opportunities for Justice Involved Parents

By Sharon Wardale-Trejo, Regional Director, Merced/Mariposa Regional DCSS

Over 5 million American children have had an incarcerated parent. Each year, over 600,000 people are released from Federal and State prisons and roughly 10.6 million people will cycle through local jails nationwide … Read more.


Workforce Development and WIOA

By Aaron Goodwin, Director, Del Norte County DCSS

A new partner has become available within our community. California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has entered into a formal agreement with DCSS to partner with local Workforce Centers (One-Stops)… Read more.


Every Child Needs the Support of Both Parents

- The Importance of Child Support

By Natalie Dillon, Director, Yolo County DCSS and Phyllis Nance, Director, Alameda County DCSS

Natalie Dillon and Phyllis Nance presented a workshop at the 2018 CWDA (California Welfare Directors Association) Conference entitled Every Child Needs the Support of Both Parents… Read more.


Six California LCSAs to Receive Section 1115 Digital Marketing Grant Funds

By Greg Wilson, Executive Director, CSDA

The Federal Office of Child Support enforcement has awarded Section 1115 grants for Digital Marketing to several Local Child Support Agencies in California. The awarded child support agencies will use the grant funds to test digital marketing… Read more.


Orange County Teen Parent Program

By Desiree Gonzalez, Staff Specialist, Orange County DCSS

Orange County Department of Child Support Services (OC CSS) is honored to have received the 2018 Challenge Award from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) in the category of Government Finance, Administration & Technology for our Teen Parent Program… Read more.


2018 Legal College Recap

By Adrienne Reed, Attorney, El Dorado County DCSS

The 2018 CSDA Legal College was held in Newport Beach at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from October 1 to October 5. The event attracted approximately 140 attorneys from local child support agencies all over the state … Read more.


Thank You for Making a Difference

By Ginger Harms, Department Analyst, El Dorado County DCSS, & Charity Coordinator for Homeless Children Matter Fund

As you may recall, the CSDA charity last year, Homeless Children Matter Fund, was created by El Dorado County Child Support Services to raise funds… Read more.


LPC Corner—Changes, Changes & More Changes

– AB 3248 and its Impact on Child Support

By Colin Anderson, Lead Attorney, Yolo County DCSS

Nothing is as constant as change. Child support law is no exception. On September 18, 2018, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 3248 in to law… Read more.


OCSE Idea Lab Recap

By Marie Girulat, Director, San Bernardino County DCSS

Ideas, ideas and more ideas! That was the basis of the 2018 Office of Child Support Enforcement’s (OCSE) Idea Lab. In September, the 3rd Annual Child Support Idea Lab saw participants from large jurisdictions and states gathered in San Francisco… Read more.


Meet Your Peers


Ignacio J. Guerrero

Director, Santa Clara County DCSS

Those of you who know me, may know that I am a relatively private person and don’t share a whole lot personally… Read more.


Marie Girulat

Director, San Bernardino County DCSS

I was born and raised in San Diego by an amazing single mom. My dad died when I was 2 and my sister was 6 months old. My mom sacrificed A LOT to raise us… Read more.


Upcoming CSDA Events

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2018 Child Support Attorney Sourcebook


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People on the Move - November 2018

Who’s going where? This is a great opportunity to let us know who is promoting and or joining your organization. These are their new positions… Read more.


Other Upcoming Events

AB 1058

Hyatt Regency Orange County

November 13 - 16, 2018

NCSEA Policy Forum

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

February 7 - 9, 2019

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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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