Press Release – June 2, 2022
Child Support Directors Association of California
For Immediate Release
June 1, 2022
Contact: Nikki Paschal, 916.444.7178
With Governor Newsom’s Support,
California Can Do More to Lead the Nation in
Supporting Families, Fighting Child Poverty
Sacramento, CA – The Child Support Directors Association of California issued the following statement from Executive Director Greg Wilson on the Joint Legislative Budget Proposal announced today:
“CSDA is pleased to see the California Legislature support families in their efforts to provide for their children’s needs and to move toward family self-sufficiency. The joint Legislative Budget Agreement extends California’s first in the nation standing to pass-through all child support payments to current and former TANF/CalWORKs aided parents, including the collection of payments that are currently assigned to the State. California’s local child support agencies work daily to help in the achievement of these goals and CSDA applauds the vision for the future of families in the Legislative Joint Budget Agreement.
“However, CDSA is disappointed that the Legislative Joint Budget Agreement does not include vitally needed, poverty- fighting funding to strengthen the Local Child Support Agencies (LSCAs) that one in eight California children count on for their essential needs like housing, baby formula and health care. With Governor Newsom’s support, California still has an opportunity to lead the nation on implementing new federal rules that allow for a comprehensive view of families’ needs and provide additional support for both parents to meet their obligations and be present in their children’s’ lives. Reversing two decades of stagnant and inconsistent funding for LCSA’s is the place to start.”
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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 financial, medical, and emotional support required to be productive and healthy citizens in our society.