Welcome to the Child Support Directors Association website. CSDA is your association. It was founded with the purpose of providing maximum professional support to LCSA directors in the areas of public policy, research and professional training. CSDA also provides a forum for Directors to work directly with top-level state officials from DCSS and the California Health and Human Services Agency.
Additionally, CSDA provides a venue for Directors to share their ideas and experiences through bi-monthly membership meetings. These meetings typically focus on a number of priority issues that are either of statewide or local importance to the membership. CSDA strongly values and encourages all points of view to be heard, and promotes a philosophy of inclusion, participation, and respect for fellow CSDA members.
CSDA strongly encourages each of its members to be an active participant. To that end, there are a number of issue committees you may choose to join, depending on your particular interests. Current 2018 CSDA Governance Organizational Chart (updated 2/13/2018). CSDA’s eight standing committees are:
- Emerging Issues
- One Voice
- Information Technology
- Judicial Council Forms
- Legal Practices
- Program, Policy and Regulations
- Child Support Training Conference & Expo
- Leadership Institute
- Legal College
- New Directors
- Policy Symposium
- Task Forces
- Leadership Credentialing
In terms of leadership, CSDA’s Board of Directors and our committee chairs, largely directs our activities. The Board of Directors includes nine at-large Directors, a permanent seat for Los Angeles County and two non-Directors. CSDA officers include the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.